A dire need exists in schools and communities across the country, especially in rural areas for IT Literacy. School IT labs are gathering dust due to a lack of professional trainers. People are locked in poverty and they continue to face bleak futures. The Papillon Foundation a registered NPO in Johannesburg, has thus far successfully trained 8815 un-employed community members in accredited computer end-user courses. These persons are all now proficient in computer operations. Many have thus far become employed, or started their own small businesses. This presents a tiny proportion of the problem, as millions remain IT illiterate.
A Mercedes-Benz truck has now been donated to The Papillon Foundation, by a large corporate company. Said truck is to be converted into a mobile IT "Train the Trainer" lab and the truck will be staffed by Papillon's expert trainers. The truck will run on planned routes and 5 stops per trip in different communities will result in 12 new qualified IT trainers in each community. Rural areas will also be included.
Progress reports will be posted on the Papillon website. The Papillon Foundation is managed by a board of members and the annual financials are audited by a registered independent auditing company.