About The Project

The Internet is changing the way we work, socialize, create, and share information, and organize the flow of people, ideas, and things around the globe. Yet the magnitude of this transformation is still underappreciated. The Internet has accounted for 21 percent of the GDP growth in mature economies over the past 5 years. And yet, in SA, we are still in the early stages of appreciating the transformations the Internet will unleash and the opportunities it will foster. The real beneficiaries of the Internet’s growth are people. In order to access Internet effectively, citizens need to be upskilled in Digital Literacy. Digital literacy has become a worldwide concern for future economic growth.

The I-CAN Centre (Genesis Community IT Initiative) has developed an initiative “I-CAN Google Day” to promote an awareness of Google Apps and Free Google Certifications to improve citizens’ level of digital skills. Each Friday, the I-CAN Team empowers citizens from various communities to understand the importance and impact of a digital world. The course incorporates both theoretical understanding of the cloud and the creation and utilization of a Google account.

The project is targeted towards citizens (High School Students / Unemployed Youth / Elderly) who wish to learn more about the internet. The aim of the I-CAN Team is narrow the digital divide through facilitation on the Google platform.

 

Strategic Objectives Achieved
79%
Marketing Objectives Achieved
82%
Reach various Focus Groups
80%
Learning Milestones Achieved
75%
Narrow the Digital Divide through Initiatives
55%

Google Training (modules Covered)

Connecting people through google Apps platform

Benefits Of the project:

Build your web presence
Key website ingredients From websites to local listings; mobile apps to social media, there are lot...
Get noticed locally
Marketing to the locals If you have a physical storefront, you'll need to harness local online mark...
Find success with analytics
Web analytics and organic search Analytics tools provide loads of data, but they don’t always give
Deep dive into display advertising
Making display ads meet your goals To make display ads succeed, it is important to first understand...
Expand internationally
Advertise across-borders Ready to dive into the global market? Before launching products or service...
Build your online shop
Using e-commerce to sell Tap into the world of e-commerce and learn how to effectively sell your pr...

number of citizens trained

99
Mar 2016 citizens
99
Sept 2016 citizens
99
feb 2017 citizens
99
mar 2017 citizens

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Contact Us

  • Contact us on the detail given below

  • Address: 286 Halt Road, Elsies River(Old Multi Purpose Building)
  • Phone: 021 2020596
  • Email: reception@g-citi.org
  • Website: www.googleday.i-can.org.za