About the I-CAN Centre
The I-CAN Centre is a digital public access facility initiated by Western Cape Government as part of their broadband roll out plan for the province. The aim of the Centre is to provide access to broadband and empower citizens with digital skills.
The objective of the ICAN Centre is to provide access to information, empower the community through digital skills, expose broadband technology to the community and stimulate creativity and innovation in a local community. The boost in Entrepreneurship and support to SMME’s will occur through access to information and empower business owners through entrepreneurship programmes at the ICAN Centre. All programming will improve skills, employment development, grow innovation, stimulate creativity, supplement motivation for young people in schools, support tertiary students to complete studies and alleviate poverty issues in the community.
The I-CAN Centre as the digital heart for communities has a strategic adoption framework that outlines how citizens can be up-skilled through training and how companies can invest in the I-CAN Centre going forward. This initiative is a catalyst for change in community development and transformation will be inevitable in our local communities.
Genesis Community IT Initiative (non-profit organization) is the appointed managing operator to ensure that Western Cape Government mandate is fulfilled by empowering communities with digital skills and entrepreneurship.