Advance Africa recently arranged a generous donation of 11 personal computers on behalf of Highlands Trout in Lesotho. The units consist of a CPU, a screen, keyboard, mouse and complete Open Office software. The computers are internet ready, have a DVD player and a sound card.
The computers have been distributed to the following community members: Chief Mary Matheko Mot’soene: Me’ Mary is the only female Chief in the Katse area and is now receiving advanced computer training from the Highlands Trout staff. She has said that the computer will transform her administration functions in running and managing her community and has been trying to get a computer for this for several years now. Her gratitude is clear in these pictures!!!
Moses Kotelo: Mr Kotelo runs a computer training course in the Katse village for anyone that wishes to attend but he does focus on the very young children of the area. To date, his two computers he has been using are still the version with the small screen that has green text and DOS operating system. These new replacement units will now provide the modern touch and allow the students to learn with updated technology from a young age.
Katse High School
The Katse High School has planned a computer centre for some years now. They have recently managed to build a new class room to house the computer laboratory and Highlands Trout assisted last year with some furniture donations to the laboratory. It is wonderful to see the completion with the new computers being installed and the student’s joy at being able to strive for computer literacy.
In addition to the computers, Advance Africa also arranged for the donation of 30 steel beds and mattresses on behalf of Highlands Trout that were donated to the Katse High School for their dormitory.
Advance Africa & Highlands Trout – moving forward with the Katse community!
Advance Africa has been awarded a contract with MMG (an Australian Mining Group) to produce a scoping study for a large scale agricultural project in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Advance Africa meeting the MMG social development project team
Advance Africa are pleased to announce the appointment of Myles Badenhorst who joins our team from the 1st of November 2012. Myles has a BA Geography and BsC Honours degree in Geography from the University of Witwatersrand. He has considerable skills in the areas of environmental sciences, GIS, conservation, and has completed an Aquaculture Innovations course in Grahamstown. We look forward to having Myles in the team!”
Advance Africa is a member of the Aquaculture association of South Africa (AASA).
AASA was established in the late 1980′s in order to represent the interest of the then fledgling aquaculture industry in Southern Africa.
The Association has since developed into a structure with representation from the various sectors contributing towards the aquaculture industry of the region, including marine species such as oysters, mussels, abalone and prawns; freshwater species such as trout, catfish, tilapia, ornamental fishes; as well as service providers such as feed companies, equipment suppliers and veterinary services.
The objectives of the Association is to contribute towards the development of aquaculture in Southern Africa through effective representation and dissemination of information.
The Association undertakes to provide the following services to its members:
• Effective representation of interests on provincial, national and international forums.
• The organisation of a biannual Conference with international representation.
• A bi-monthly newsletter service with quality content and opportunities to contribute.
• The development and maintenance of a website structure and associated services.
• To facilitate the flow of information between its members and associated interest groups.