Following the in the footsteps of its competitor Samsung, OEM Dell has launched a solar-powered Dell Learning Lab in a South African informal settlement of Diepsloot.
File footage of Dell Learning Lab
The lab, made up of a big metal container has been set up at the Diepsloot Secondary School, a second of its kind in the Diepsloot area. Dell in partnership with Code 4 Change and Computer Aid has fitted rows of computers inside the container. The lab will serve all the 842 pupils at the school.
Dell Learning Lab is geared towards equipping digital skills to the students while using technology efficiencies to power the lab through solar in a self-sustainable manner. The lab has a dozen computer workstations, all networked ton one another and also have internet access.
“I absolutely love this solution. It’s a fantastic way to not put pressure on a school or rural community in terms of electricity, as this solution is off the grid,” said Natasha Reuben, the Head of Transformation at DEL EMC South Africa. “More importantly, this little container has the potential to do so much. Kids can go in …read more
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