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Salt computer for roadside man

Pius Shambabi receives his personal computer from Vanessa Maresch, Business Development Manager at Salt Essential IT.

Pius Shambabi receives his personal computer from Vanessa Maresch, Business Development Manager at Salt Essential IT.

Local technology firm, Salt Essential IT donated a computer to Pius Shambabi, a member of the social assistance group, Men on the Side of the Road, to enable him to study and pursue his dream of working in the computer industry.
Men on the Side of the Road (MSR), helps men to gain marketable skills to start on the path of self-sustainability and employment. MSR endeavours to connent the unemployed with job and training opportunities.This road to self-sufficiency and sustainability is assisted by companies that contribute financially or in kind.
Salt Essential IT gave Shambabi a Siemens PC to assist him in his education, internship and to help him achieve his goal of working in the IT industry. Working through the MSR project, Shambabi has worked hard to improve his own situation and to obtain a qualification at the same time.
It paid off when he was recently made an offer to work for a tertiary educational institution as part of a one-year internship. Shambabi aspires to study electrical engineering and hopes that he will one day have the opportunity to work in the IT industry.

Salt Essential IT uses the most up to date software and hardware, translating into a continuous supply of ‘almost new’ hardware like personal computers that are available. Through Salt’s charitable work with the MSR project, they realised that their these PCs could transform somebody’s life, hence the decision to donate one to Pius Shambabi.
“The donation of a PC to Pius will change his life immeasurably. It allows him to continue on the track of self-improvement that he started with MSR. Salt’s involvement in our programme not only gives tools to a person that really needs them, but demonstrates that MSR is an established and trusted organisation. We are committed to helping Namibians improve themselves through their own hard work and dedication.” Janet Wicks, of Men on the Side of the Road project said.
MSR registers unemployed men by adding their details to an extensive database and providing them with photo membership cards, indicating what skills they can offer. Partnerships with local businesses and training centres have provided opportunities for MSR members to receive training in a wide variety of valuable skills such as truck driving, carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, tiling, painting, small engine maintenance and repairs.


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