At Dimension Data, we are committed to positively impacting our communities by delivering sustainable value. Our mission is to make a difference in education, job opportunities and economic growth, by continuously seeking new and innovative ways through the use of technology, to change the lives of young people.
Since 1995 we continue to invest in the futures of our youth and help them to achieve excellent results in matric, prepare them for the corporate world and position them for success.
Over the past 26 years, Dimension Data's Saturday School has helped thousands of high school learners improve their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects). The programme runs over the school calendar year, offering additional classes to Grade 11 and 12 learners from underserved communities. The programme has been recognised by the Gauteng Department of Education in South Africa as one of the top three education interventions.
For the past 26 years, the Saturday School has achieved over 90% pass rate and an average of 85% distinctions across various subjects. Graduates have gone on to become actuaries, accountants, doctors, microbiologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and ICT professionals, some of whom have joined Dimension Data through our graduate programmes.
The Saturday School is currently based at our Gauteng and Port Elizabeth offices. Our intention is to see it grow beyond these regions so that more young people can reap the benefits of this initiative.
‘We believe that education and technology have the power to transform lives and shape a better future, and that is why for the past 26 years, we have invested in our Saturday School programme to help South Africa’s brightest young minds become the Creators of Tomorrow. ‘
Ensuring progress in the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic
Education is a key enabler in bringing positive change in society and strengthens the possibility of progress and we wanted to help our students to stay in contact with their teachers and remain inspired to learn during the 2020 national lockdown. Through technology we were able to empower our learners to stay connected with their tutors and engaged in their studies.
“I feel grateful and I appreciate the help I’m receiving from Dimension Data. I’m able to take part during the learning and teaching. I am able to research some things that I don’t understand and communication has totally improved because the data is enough. I feel so lucky because even though its lockdown I can still do my school work. The opportunity that we were given by Dimension Data has played a huge role because we can never have to stress about data and being behind on school work. I’m grateful, thanks” Saturday School learner.