Wheels of the McDonald's computer school bus start rolling

The Nathoo family has been involved with Mcdonald's in KZN for 24 years. The late Mr. Dhiroo Nathoo, father to Prakash and Sanjay opened the first Restaurant in Durban in 1998. 

Prakash and Sanjay have been involved over the last 12 years, operating restaurants in and around Durban. 

At McDonald's they believe in the importance of being good neighbours and contributing to the communities they serve, by providing employment and giving back to charity.

They have over the years been involved in many community projects in Durban and the surrounding areas.
''In 2019 we aspired to start a journey of their own. To create something that is needed with the hope that it will evolve and become a long-lasting legacy.

Despite being put on hold we continued in the background to work on the curriculum and refining it. Working together with SETA and the Department of Education. Finally, 2 years later we are on the road. Our computer school bus is finally visiting schools and engaging with excited young learners.

The computer course has 8 theory sections, with an assessment at the end of each. The assessments that are completed by the learners are then compiled into a portfolio of evidence, which is then audited by an external moderator.''

The computer course outline is as follows;

Section 1 – History and Importance of Computers
Section 2 – Computer Ethics
Section 3 – Basic Computer Components
Section 4 – Basic Computer Skills and Navigation
Section 5 – Basic Word Processing
Section 6 – Basic Excel Processing
Section 7 – Basic PowerPoint Processing
Section 8 – Internet and Browser

''With this initiative, we aim to reach as many students within the Durban and greater surrounding area, who do not have access to technological infrastructures such as Computers, iPads, and the internet. We aim to connect the youth to the world and broaden their horizon, to all the opportunities that are available to them.

All of this could not have been possible without the blessing from McDonald’s SA, the Department of Education, Our Partners, MyMobile ZA and Newburn Shopfitters, and our DHANS Group Team…. All of whom supported and contributed to bringing this project to life.

To our loyal guests who visit our restaurants - WE thank you - you have made this possible.

We are humbled by what we have achieved thus far, and we remain committed to empowering as many young learners as we can on this journey of providing access young learners to computers and information technology.

This is just the start of our journey.


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7 Sep 2022 English South Africa Business · Business News

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