01 Nov Atlas Foundation hands over DigiBus to Cape Town rugby academy
The Atlas Foundation – a charity founded by former England Rugby Union international Jason Leonard – has officially handed over its Atlas DigiBus to the Vusa Rugby and Learning Academy in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Atlas DigiBus is a mobile digital classroom, equipped with Wi-Fi, laptops, screens and cameras, which aims to provide a purpose-built environment for children from five schools in the Langa township to learn and develop skills required for the modern world.
“I’m delighted that the Atlas DigiBus has been handed over to the Vusa Rugby and Leaning Academy,” said Atlas chairman and World Cup winner Leonard. “The Atlas DigiBus will mean children in Langa are able to develop essential digital literacy skills, providing them with the chance to thrive.”
Meanwhile, current CEO Boris Pomroy said: “The launch of the first Atlas DigiBus marks a big day in the journey of The Atlas Foundation and an even bigger one for the children we exist to serve. Our partnership with Vusa Rugby means that thousands of young children growing up in poverty will have the change to develop the tools, skills and confidence they need in order to flourish in a modern economy.
“A massive thank you to all those who have supported the development of the DigiBus; your generosity means that a generation of children in Langa have the support they need to thrive,” he continued.
The DigiBus initiative is sponsored by global IT company Cognizant.