Students from disadvantaged communities are set to reap benefits from the planned visit by US-based McGill University students.
The overseas group of MBA students hope to make use of social media tools to supplement the education needs of school children from Port Elizabeth townships.
Ubuntu Education Fund spokesperson Ongama Mtimka said interaction with the McGill University students “has a long history and has been very beneficial to needy children” who were taught in schools without computers, libraries and laboratories.
Ubuntu, which services the youth from families infected and affected by HIV-Aids mostly in the Zwide township, plans to utilise the funds that would be raised to empower the youth with computer, life skills and business skills.
He said the centre was the first of its kind in Port Elizabeth where overseas students can impart their skills for the benefit of poor communities. The group is expected to arrive on February 24.
Social media, Mtimka said, has “become a craze among township youth who scramble for cellphones to launch lively interactions” with even overseas youth.