GLLI is a non-profit organization working within historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa to create holistic opportunities for youths, women and people with disabilities to end multi-generational poverty by actively participating in the Tech economy.
GLLI's programs are designed and implemented under the following four pillars:
We work with people who have a genuine passion for the kind of work we do and a drive to contribute to something larger than themselves.
We invest in the development of people's skills, experiences and resources to create better lives for themselves. While we see value in temporary relief initiatives, our approach is to support the creation of sustainable livelihoods.
We see ourselves as partners in development, rather than a saviour. While we strive to provide tools and support to create better lives for our community members, we expect all those we serve to take responsibility for their own development and take action to improve their lives.
We put the well-being of the people we serve at the center of all our activities. Each of our programs, has a wellbeing component to provide a holistic solution.
"After high school I had searched for jobs for many years without success. Then I came across the advert on the LL-Tech Academy program. In such a short time I learned to fix cell phones, computers, printers and networking and now I am making some money to take care of myself" Nceba Mvakade
Before I came here at GLLI I didn’t know anything practical on both IT software and hardware. All I knew was theory from FET. But now I’m proud to say I can strip down a computer and rebuild it from scratch. I’m able to fix broken cell phones, laptops, in fact any computer hardware. I have also registered my company which I believe will make huge money in my location at Mqanduli. This is a dream come true for me because it is exactly what I have been wishing for"
"When I came here I knew nothing about IT repairs. But through the LL-Tech Academy I have
learned to troubleshoot and repair cell phones and laptops. Repairing cell phones is my favourite
part. I have also established my business and making some money and even though it is not yet
sustainable I can see that it will bring me much money in future" Odwa Mgudlwa
"I previously had an IT theoretical background but now I am able to implement it. This includes knowing how to pick apart a laptop, printer or cell phone and put it back together to find a problem and fix it. I also wrote a complete professional business plan for my company. I did my budget and entire cash flow for the first year of operation. The business plan made me have a clear vision of what I want to achieve" Abongile Mona
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