Donated computers are refurbished by The Papillon Foundation and loaded with legal software in a partnership with Microsoft.
680 refurbished computers were placed across South Africa and in neighbouring countries.
Due to a dire lack of support, smaller NPO,s, NGO,s and other worthy causes cannot afford effective communication systems and especially in rural areas the refurbished computers unlock many new opportunities for them in their tireless efforts at social improvement.
Papillon's vision is also to assist poorcommunities to establish community computer training centres and we have thus far assisted to establish 6 in different areas. Some 7690 community members have also thus far graduated from Papillon's own accredited English language and computer training centre.
As another 390 Pentium 4 computers were recently donated to Papillon, with the promise of a further 200, we are now searching for donations or financial partners to assist us with the refurbishment costs and the placement costs of these computers.
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The new Master Chef TV program is currently being filmed in South Africa and Master Chef has appointed The Papillon Foundation to co ordinate the distribution of the food that are used in the program to the poor in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
The attached article reflects a myriad of worthy causes across the country that are benefitting from this magnificent effort.
Many disabled needy persons are now also receiving computer training at the Papillon centre in Johannesburg. It is a battle to carry the persons in their wheelchairs in to centre in order for the to access the computer training classes and we are now starting a fundraising effort to improve the access for disabled persons.
Papillon has thus far assisted 4500 needy community members of all races and ages to become computer literate and to have a better understanding of the English language. All of our courses are offered in a social outreach partnership at a fraction of the market price and the income is used to support our charity projects. See: www.papillonfoudation.com.
It is wonderful to see one NGO capacitating the staff of another NGO with accredited computer end user skills to improve their service delivery.
6 staff members that work at 3 of the Door of Hope homes for abandoned babies in Glenvista and Berea have successfully completed the popular E-Learner basic computer course at the Papillon Foundation in Rosettenville.
The Door of Hope management reflected an excellent attitude towards their work by sending their staff for professional training and their wisdom will surely be rewarded by a better performance of their staff due to the training.
It is very difficult for any NGO to function at optimum levels when the staff do not have the required skills to function at prime levels and as accurate computer work form an integral part of effective administration functions, the E-Learner course is an excellent vehicle for beginners to become computer literate. The E-Learner was designed to empower basically anyone with the required skills to operate a computer according to international standards and the course is also internationally accredited.
Papillon has thus far trained staff from sever
al reputable N.G.O’s such as City Year, TLC Aids Org. Nkosis Haven, Sparrows, Kiddies Paradise, Forest Town School for special needs children and now also Door of Hope.
“As the E-Learner course is run in a social outreach partnership, meaning that it is subsidised, we would seriously invite any other NGO in the South, or anyone else in the community, to think about up-skilling their staff, or themselves by
coming to Papillon for the popular E-Learner course. Schools that do not have computer facilities or other organisations are also welcome to speak to us about computer training for their staff or students.” Says Stephen Smith of Papillon.
For more information contact Marian at 011-435-9799
“Excited staff members of the Door of Hope NGO in Glenvista, were presented with E-Learner certificates as evidence of their computer capabilities after successfully completing the course at Papillon."
Papillon Development Centre
Cnr. Mabel & Lily Streets,
Rosettenville 2190, Johannesburg.
Postal: POSTNET SUITE #42
Private Bag X1510 Glenvista 2058
Tel: +27 11 435 9799 / 0836174182
Fax: +27 086 610 2852