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Starting Them Young: Building excitation and enlightenment onto young minds from high school. Geekulcha guards tomorrow's Geek Culture.
Tertiary - Student Growth: Academic excellence through tech and innovation leadership on campus. The GKSS initiative also builds Tech and Innovation leadership capacity.
Young Professionals: Development onto one's career and getting exposed to opportuinities. The programmes exposes techies to technologies and industry leaders.
Marginalised Communities: People from low-income, the elderly, women & girls, people living with disabilities, rural/remote areas and historical marginalised.
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The role of Geekulcha in this journey is to create and enable platforms for Innovation and Creativity. In this regard, the organization also seek to showcase the shifts and health of the South Africa...
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The week-long programme provides a simulated or real-working environment for youth in the province to acquire working experience in the ICT scene while building their own technological startups.
Born out of a Facebook Group (INNOvatorz.IT), Geekulcha seeks to build a strong Geek Culture in South Africa to realize a state of more Producers than Consumers.
Geekulcha champions these aspects:
Although the organization is limited with resources, various ways are made to help local Geeks and industry be part of the Geekulcha platform including:
Community Member: Staying up to date with the shifts of the industry and opportuinities
Lead Geekulcha on Campus: Be part of the GKSS structures on campus
Provincial Champion: Represent Geekulcha at your own province
Mentor: Support local Geeks with their growth paths
Future GeekStar: School learners can become scholars through the VacWork programme
We have the Future GeekStars initiative which is used as a platform to monitor the progression of learners from high school to tertiary level and then to the job market so that the transition is made easy.
The main focus is on skills development and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation that will make them be active leaders of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
School learners may be registered for the holiday VacWork programme.
Geekulcha was primary created for university students and still has a key focus on them hence the organization leverages on academic partnerships to create and enable more opportuinities for students.
Students at universities can take part of these programmes:
Student Leadership on campus (GKSS)
Hackathons and Mapathons
Student VacWork Programme
In most cases, Geekulcha crew would be busy with other projects and as such, we owuld refer you to a developer in the community.
From time to time we host the programmes in the townships. Digital Literacy programmes or trainings are set fr rural and remote areas.
Stories of the Geek Culture on the ground, do read and stay updated.