I-CAN Centre

Your Future is Digital


Web Design Course | Coding for Kids | Intro to Java Programming Mobile App Development | Digital Entrepreneurship | Multimedia Design | Social Media Marketing | 3D Printing | Intro to SQL Server | Video Editing


Support young people in after-school homework | Developing memory techniques | Developing techniques to write better assignments | Life-Skills Training |


Entrepreneurship & Small Business (certified by Certiport) Workshops: Intro to Entrepreneurship | How to start a business | Financial Literacy


Computer Basics | Digital Literacy Computing Fundamentals | MTA Networking | Comptia A+ | Windows Server Fundamentals | Microsoft Office Specialist | Word | Excel | Powerpoint

WHO we are

The objective of the I-CAN Centre is to provide access to information, empower the community through digital skills, expose broadband technology to the community and stimulate creativity and innovation in a local community. The boost in Entrepreneurship and support to SMME’s will occur through access to information and empower business owners through entrepreneurship programmes at the ICAN Centre.  All programming will improve skills, employment development, grow innovation, stimulate creativity, supplement motivation for young people in schools, support tertiary students to complete studies and alleviate poverty issues in the community.



We have a passion for delivering effective empowerment skills to communities


We treat our management committee, staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and partners with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity


We are committed to the highest level of integrity in every aspect of our interventions.


We aim for excellence in all interventions.

The main objectives of the I-CAN and aim to:

We provide opportunities to succeed

Enable communities through access to broadband technology, to participate digitally for personal and business development goals. Become a hub of activity for technological and digital development for the Elsies River and adjacent communities Empower all citizens with basic digital literacy skills for entrepreneurial development and employment opportunities. Provide entrepreneurial skills programs including digital services support and business guidance. Provide opportunities for creativity through social innovation projects Support primary and high school students in improving in education through technology



comMunity questions


I-CAN Membership

G-CITI has aligned its objectives to the following:

Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Quality Education / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Reduced Inequalities African Union Agenda 2063

 A Prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development

An Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner

National Development Plan of South Africa

The focus of Economic Growth

The focus on Employment and societal inclusive growth

asked questions

The programmatic partnership is formed in ensuring children obtain coding skills and cyber safety skills.

The programmatic partnership is formed in ensuring children obtain cyber safety skills.

The programmatic partnership is formed in ensuring children obtain cyber safety skills.

The programmatic partnership is formed in ensuring children obtain cyber safety skills.

The programmatic partnership is formed in ensuring children obtain coding skills and cyber safety skills.


The I-CAN Centre was established through a multi-stakeholder partnership between Department of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Cape Town and Genesis Community IT Initiative. Sonic Wireless, internet sponsor has also partnered with Genesis in providing citizens high speed wireless internet through hotspot service. The I-CAN Centre offers 300MB free limited internet access and 45 minutes internet access per day through Smart Cape technology.

The I-CAN Facility provides high-speed wireless internet access to all citizens. 300MB Free WIFI per month, 50MB Free per day and 45 minutes internet access through a workstation.  The access opportunity addresses the digital divide that exist in disparity communities.

The I-CAN Facility offers free entry-level computer training to establish digital competency and digital adoption amongst citizens. Through the training, citizens adopt technology (social and economic apps) to improve their lives.

The I-CAN offers unique digital skills programs that leads to vocational careers within the ICT industry. Also other industries benefit from digital skills, as technology utilization increases. Through these programs, the tech-talent stream increases whereby corporates employs youth with these skills.

Our Partners





sonic wireless


city of cape town

economic development and tourism


The organization aims to partner with existing reputable institutions / organizations to address the social challenges with regard to the digital divide, unemployment and youth work readiness. It will therefore enter into partnerships with non-profit organizations – local, national or international and government agencies / municipalities – that share the organization’s vision, mission, values and strategic focus.


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Certified I.T Technician Semester Course

Certified Office Admin Semester Course (2 or 4 Months)

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The I-CAN Centre as the digital heart for communities has a strategic adoption framework that outlines how citizens can be up-skilled through training and how companies can invest in the I-CAN Centre going forward. This initiative is a catalyst for change in community development and