eKhaya ICT and the Rhodes University IT Department fixed Ntaba Maria PS’s Internet connection to the Rhodes network in combined effort. Rhodes donated a 48 port switch, which was installed and tested by eKhaya ICT. Ntaba Maria’s principal was overjoyed and thanks everyone involved.
Also the learners are very happy to be back online. While the connection was not functioning, they used the mobile awareNet server to learn how to use the Internet and Web 2.0. Now that they are re-connected to the Rhodes network, they can access awareNet.org.za and also other useful websites, such as Google. The Internet quota for this connection is too small to regularly access websites such as facebook, flickr or YouTube, but awareNet offers all their services cobined and gives the learners a chance to communicate with other learners and teachers, even from overseas.