The Schools eNetwork Trust (SENT) was established to provide free internet access and other services to schools. The project has started in the Western Cape but hopefully in time become available to schools in other provinces.
Education is our future in South Africa and the more help our educators and learners can get, the better. We believe that access to the internet and hosted services is key to facilitating this.
SENT provides a Wide Area Network connection (details on the ‘Network’ page) into which schools are connected for internet access that also includes various secure services such as email, web proxy, remote backup, etc. These are listed in more detail on the ‘Services’ pages.
We understand that many of our schools do not have the necessary skills, or the finance to employ these skills directly to run networks and manage complex technical services. SENT supports this process and provides the resource base that directly improves productivity and reduces operational costs.