Entelect's school programme focuses on financially supporting underprivileged children through grades 0 to 12, as well as assisting them from a mentorship perspective. Beneficiaries are selected by Entelect employees, and are typically children they have come into contact with who are battling financially and could do with some assistance.
Entelect's commitment is to pay for school fees, books, uniforms and other related education activities until grade 12 graduation. Coupled with this a team of Entelect volunteers assist in mentoring and providing additional personalised support throughout the year. The mentorship programmes are typically broken into age category groups and also cover parental support. Themes covered include topics such as mathematics, technology, digital citizenship, IT literacy, career planning, entrepreneurship, financial management and business ethics. Smaller children are involved in educational activities and games that facilitate learning in a fun environment.
Our foundation's primary objective is to facilitate the learning process, spark interest in various subjects and provide personalised one on one support to help our beneficiaries reach their full potential. We are not prescriptive as to the schools our beneficiaries attend, but rather try and facilitate the learning process, provide personal support and prepare learners for our Tertiary Support programme when they leave school.
Our Tertiary Support programme is focused on assisting underprivileged children through their BSc Computer Science or Engineering related university studies. We offer study scholarships to students and in-house training to vacation work students.
In addition, Entelect assists a number of South African universities with software engineering related courses and lectures, and sponsors academic prizes for top students.
Entelect's Scholarships are open to South African students who:
- Are ideally studying in a BSc Computer or Engineering sciences discipline in any mainstream university, however we try and help in any study area.
- Have a track record of excellence in their studies
- Come from underprivileged backgrounds and are unable to access finance to support their studies.
To apply for a university scholarship please submit your details and CV here.
University and Graduate Assistance
As part of Entelect's wider corporate social responsibility initiatives, we assist some universities in various support initiatives, and also offer specialist lectures to final year students, graduation academic prizes and course specific rewards at all our partner universities across South Africa.
Our Graduate Support programme is focused on Computer Science or Engineering professionals who have graduated from their studies and are unable to find employment. We offer additional training and financial support to help make these graduates more employable, with a view to hiring them if they successfully complete our programmes.
- Have a minimum of university degree in the BSc Computer Sciences or Engineering related disciplines
- Be unemployed and/or come from difficult social and economic circumstances
- Demonstrate a passion for the field of software engineering.
Our Graduate Support programme covers a combination of lectures, tutoring and project related work. We have a limited intake here, with lots of demand, so urge applicants to put extra effort into preparing their applications.
To apply for our Graduate Support programme please submit your details and CV here.
Entelect’s Social Enterprise Development initiatives are directed towards assisting communities, families and individuals in need, which includes feeding schemes, social support grants, job creation initiatives and homes for abandoned and destitute. These are highlighted below:
Homes for the Destitute
Our foundation, in partnership with Entelect Solutions (Pty) Ltd, currently supports and manages two homes based in Johannesburg and another which is being constructed in the Eastern Karoo. These homes are focused on helping people who are destitute, who are living on the streets and often have drug addiction issues. Run on Christian principles, we have a very high recovery rate and much success in re-integrating these individuals back into society.
We run a feeding scheme in the streets of Johannesburg and distribute food parcels to the needy.
Drug Addiction Recovery Support
Where we can, we offer some financial assistance to partner drug rehabilitation centres who do not charge for their services to the community.
Abandoned Children and Youth
We offer some assistance to organisations who help in the upbringing and supporting of abandoned babies and children.
Our primary Enterprise Development partners are ServeSA Trading (Pty) Ltd and ServeSA Communities NPC, which are social enterprises that focus are on job creation and on assisting all of the above initiatives.