Mozilla Club: Cape Town

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Welcome to our Cape Town Mozilla Club network. The University of the Western Cape is home to some of the South Africa Mozilla clubs through the Department of Information Systems working with Dr Mmaki Jantjies who is the regional coordinator for South African based Mozilla and UN Women and girls tech clubs.

At UWC, each club is led by young pioneering leaders who are graduates in Information Systems from UWC. Each week, these graduates teach basic digital skills while also enabling a fun peer learning space for young girls in different high schools situated in townships surrounding Cape Town. The leaders of the clubs are:

Sethu Matanga – Manager of club Phoenix 

Chante Jansen – Manager of club Kika 

Pozisa Lucia Manisi – Manager of club Inkwenkwezi

Zaytoon Abrahams – Manager of club Flaming Foxes

Thandaza Nxele – Manager of club Dynamite

Luke Zuze is responsible for the teams project coordination

Links to their different clubs can be found on this site.Through our partnership with organisations such as Peo Ya Phetogo we aim to provide a safe space where young South African women and girls can actively learn how to code the Internet, and how to contribute to shaping the World Wide Web considering women specific issues.

What are our Mozilla clubs all about?

Mozilla and UN Women partnered to provide women with universal web literacy allowing them to become consumers, contributors and participants on the World Wide Web. Our clubs are led by club captains who essentially plan club activities for club members to learn about the Internet, being able to read, write and participate on the web. The club members can be anyone in the community. There are many resources which Mozilla provide online for the club learning process. Here is a link to the club information website:

https://learning.mozilla.org/clubs

At UWC we run and support 5 Clubs in high schools mostly based in townships around Cape Town. These clubs are a safe space for young females, empowering them with ICT skills, how to be safe when on the Internet social media, leadership skills and enabling them to make use of the web for their own betterment, and that of others. The clubs typically consist of 15 members and 1 club captain.

If you are interested in joining any of our clubs or becoming part of our community you can write to the individual club captains or write to us on mozillauwc@gmail.com

You came come by at any time to our site to see our journey in different clubs.

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