Internet Solutions, a Convergence Partners investee company, provided Youthzones, an initiaitive of the Foundation for a Safer South Africa (FSSA), with wireless broadband connectivity in the form of 18 3G modems on the 15th June 2012. Founding partner of Youthzone, Schalk van Heerden expressed his appreciation to Internet Solutions for this generous donation. He said “This will be distributed amongst the rural youth around SA. Youthzones are all about networking and this will enable Youthzones to network, connect and share experiences more easily.”
Convergence Partners, a strategic partner of the Foundation for a Safe South Africa (FSSA) and its innovative Youthzone projects, visited the project site in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga. FSSA endeavours to prevent crime in South Africa through substantive investment in the social fabric of our society by promoting tolerance and mutual respect. They do this by creating a sustainable cross-cultural network that enables communities to help one another in building safe and empowering societies.
On Friday, 13th May 2011, the Convergence staff met with members of the Siyabuswa community, in particular the soccer players and netballers as well as executives from FSSA to handover a donation of footballs and netballs equipment for the local teams.
Convergence Partners is a strategic partner of the Foundation for a Safe South Africa and its innovative Youthzones project. In addition to the contribution of time and money from the Convergence Partners Foundation, investee companies have taken up the challenge to assist this important initiative, notably Comsol.