NMU’s community lab launch
April 30, 2019
As part of the Common Good First (CGF) Digital Storytelling for Social Innovation project, the Centre for Community Technologies (CCT) at Nelson Mandela University launched its first Digital Storytelling lab at FamHealth Medipark in Gelvendale on April 27, 2019.
It is the first of a series of pop-up and fixed labs that will be launched by participating universities across the country, with the ultimate aim of providing a space to nurture digital creativity and innovation. These labs will provide social innovators, entrepreneurs and NGOs with access to modern technologies enabling them to share and network their stories with local as well as global communities to increase digital literacy and social innovation awareness.
CCT staff members and dedicated lab facilitators, Grant Jacobs and Portia Sibozo provided guests with an informative introduction as well as a detailed demonstration. Guests in attendance included Prof. Darelle van Greunen and a number of CCT staff members, who showed great enthusiasm for the project platform and the enormous potential it presents for social and digital transformation in our communities going forward.