IT Schools Africa is now The ITSA Digital Trust
After 18 years as IT Schools Africa (ITSA), and with considerable consultation with our stakeholders, donors, supporters, and our teams in Africa and the UK, we took the decision to change the charity’s name.
In our five-year strategic plan (2022-27), we decided that our work should be equally weighted in Africa and the UK and we felt that the name IT Schools Africa no longer fully represented this. We wanted a name that acknowledged what we do in the UK as well as what we do in Africa.
We agreed that it was important for the new name to retain IT Schools Africa’s heritage, whilst also encapsulating both Africa and UK elements.
We wanted a name that would serve the charity positively going forward, clearly identifying its purpose and one that would encourage engagement. We are excited to start a new chapter for the charity as The ITSA Digital Trust.
We have aligned our values with the Sustainable Development Goals which are essentially the pillars of how we work to improve lives through better access to digital technology.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ran from 2000 to 2015. The SDGs are 17 goals tackling major world issues agreed by 193 UN member states to be achieved by 2030.
How do we contribute and support the SDGs?
We align ourselves to the goals mentioned below. However, as the goals are interconnected, often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.