The I-CAN Centre is a public access facility that provides citizens access to broadband and empowering of digital skills. The Centre is located in Elsies River, previously called Elsies River Multi-Pupose Centre. In August 2014, Genesis Community IT Initiative (G-CITI) became the appointed Managing Operator for Centre.
The objective of the I-CAN 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 I-CAN 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 community projects.