Today RLabs – Cape Town set into motion another one of it’s outreach community programmes, with a group of people from The Haven Night Shelter. The programme will run over an eight week period, where the group from The Haven will be empowered with Social Media training and given a place to experience some of the most popular Social Media tools as a platform to share their stories.
The Haven is a temporarily night shelter for the homeless people with various disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of the participants stepped in with a high degree of excitement, already visioning themselves with one of their own laptops in an office. The fact of using a laptop and not a desktop has already impacted their experience and something new for them.
For the first day the group was taken through an introduction to Social Media and left the RLabs headquarters audacious and privileged to have their own email accounts.