Mkhuseli khusi Veto
22 October 2015
The U.S Government and the
City of Cape Town today have launched a Learning Centre called American Corner
at the Central Library, Cape Town.
The first American Corner in
Central Library was launched in 2008, The New American Corner is filled with
state of the Art digital tools like iPad’s, Chrome Books, Mac Books, Digital
Camera Video production equipment and High Speed Wi – Fi.
The U.S Consul General, Teddy
Taylor said The U.S Consulate in Cape Town first established an American Corner
in Central Library in 2008 under the name US@infoCentral.
In early 2015, the office of
International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S Department of State
designated it as a Tier One American Space and invested over R3.5 million rand.
Meanwhile the Executive Mayor
of Cape Town Patricia De Lille Acknowledged the American Corner as an
Initiative that will equip Cape Town Residents with skills and Knowledge.
The City also set the goal of
becoming the Digital Capital of Africa through internet and WiFi Services.
Cape Town Mayor Patricia De
Lille Explained that It is indeed a pleasure for me to be here today as we
launch this wonderful innovative space which will provide library users with a
range of hi – tech tools and resources.
“As part of our undertaking to
build opportunity city, we have committed to providing our residents in Cape
Town to services to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to enter the
job market.” De Lile said.
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