Private Partnerships

Christel House Schools

Dell believes in providing individuals and communities with programs that support educational and digital inclusion. At Christel House South Africa, that means a full computer lab to enhance Math, Science, Music and other instruction, a laptop for each teacher in their classroom, visual media projectors, and printers, CAD Drawing pens for engineering drawing class and flash drives for students in Grade’s 11 & 12.

In addition to this, Dell also invested in R 150 000 for school uniforms and 16 projectors with 16 Interactive white boards to modernize the classrooms to enhance their learning.

Dell has taken learning and technology to the next level at Christel House South Africa. Their involvement will truly prepare our students to connect, learn, and grow with their peers. Two of the students in the graduating class of 2010 have been selected to participate in the Dell and University of the Western Cape Bursary Program whereby Dell provides students with a full three year bursary as well as registration and residence fees, books and a Dell laptop and a personal allowance. This is the second year Dell has invested in Christel House.

Humana People to People

Dell South Africa has invested in over R1 million worth of technology for Humana People to People in South Africa (HPP-SA), a non-profit organisation focused on creating opportunities for the underprivileged in rural communities. The donation will be used to provide basic computer skills and academic training in mathematics, science and other related school subjects using computer generated learner programs. These projects are aimed at reducing the plight of young learners in marginalized township communities through academic education as well as HIV&AIDS training and counseling. It will be implemented in four centers across KZN, Soweto and the Westrand District. In December 2010 Dell hosted an end of year party for over 200 students at the Humana People to People Munsieville Centre. Staff members from Dell assisted in giving each child a gift, lunch and a party.


Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Dell South Africa has invested in technology to the value of R1.1 million to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, the largest science centre in southern Africa. Dell sees technology as an essential tool towards bridging the digital divide. “Sci-Bono could not be more excited about the growing relationship we have with Dell. Their support for the centre will make a major difference to learning for hundreds of thousands of school children that visit us every year,” added David Kramer, CEO Sci-Bono. With the IT equipment from Dell, Sci-Bono will be establishing the Dell ICT Training centre at Sci-Bono.

This centre, which has been recognized by the Gauteng Minister of Education, is the only facility available to all public school teachers and therefore will play an important role in ensuring that our teachers gain the essential ICT skills that are necessary for professional educators in today’s modern classroom. Dell continued to support Sci-Bono by hosting a Dell Family Day at the centre and investing in equipment for their Mobile Science Lab.


Mr. Price Comrades Comp Start

Helping to bridge the digital divide that exists in our country, results in learners being computer literate and ready for the world. Over the past four years Dell has invested computers into schools in KZN as part of the Mr. Price Comrades and Mr. Price CompStart initiative. One of the project objectives is to train educators on computer skills in order to assist learners in subjects such as Maths, Science and Computer studies. Because of this project thousands of learners in Grades 11 and 12 are now following a structured computer program. In 2010 and 2011 Dell donated equipment to the value of R1, 2 million. Dell’s partnership with the Mr. Price Foundation extends to our University of the Western Cape bursary students being able to apply for holiday jobs at their stores as well as a clothing allowance.


Princess Alice Adoption Home – Johannesburg

The Princess Alice Adoption Home was founded in 1930 by Princess Alice, one of Queen Victoria’s 35 grandchildren. Today they act as a place of safety to 30 babies as well as being a home to pregnant girls in crisis who need to wait out their pregnancy, eventually giving the baby up for adoption, or keeping it. Dell invested R67 000 which has been used to start an outreach program at high schools and a volunteer program. The remaining funds were used to create Memory Books for the families adopting.


Child Welfare SA

For almost a century Child Welfare SA has been providing direct services to children, families and communities in distress. Their beneficiaries include children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, consented for adoption, orphaned or made vulnerable. Dell, in partnership with USAID, will jointly fund a Child Welfare site in Port St. Johns to provide services including: child protection, training and accreditation of care givers, supporting volunteers, and community gardens/food tunnels. These projects will provide comprehensive, community-based services to support orphans and vulnerable children in the area. Additionally Dell has invested in hardware which will be used in the offices of Child Welfare nationally.


CHOC South Africa

On the 28th June 2011 Dell attended the official CHOC ReMission handover at CHOC House in Saxonwold. In partnership with Discovery Health, Dell invested in eight desktops which will be used for CHOC’s ReMission project. The oncology children staying in the CHOC houses spend most of their day either at school or having treatment in hospital; in order to enhance their lives a little during this period Dell has invested in eight desktops which will be stationed at each of the CHOC Houses in South Africa. Thanks to Discovery Health, these desktops have been loaded with a focused software package designed for children with cancer as well as an Open Office Package for the school going children’s use. A number of guided visualizations and relaxation programmes have also been loaded onto each of the desktops.


North Star Alliance

In 2005, TNT and the World Food Programme, two of North Star Alliance’s core partners, established North Star to address the spread of HIV among mobile populations in Africa. Today, North Star operates 22 Roadside Wellness Centers in ten African countries. This year, TNT launched the TNT-North Star Alliance Roadshow with the purpose of raising awareness about North Star among employees of TNT and other North Star partners. Dell’s investment of five laptops will be used at their roadside centres which will provide long distance truck drivers, sex workers and surrounding communities with sustainable access to basic health care, safety and education.


Author: Dell Development Fund

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