Most young people face the challenges in communities to discover their identities in gangster-ism and substance abuse. As crime escalates on the Cape Flats, youth fall into a trap of becoming part of these statistics.
G-CITI envisions to give youth hope and opportunity through technology. The teenagers of today, haven’t known a life without technology. It’s been an integral part of their existence, in many cases for the whole of their lives. For them, the whole of technology can seem like a giant playground, with its devices like toys to be explored and enjoyed. They’re enthusiastic about technology, even if they don’t realise it. It’s why they want the new video game with great graphics, the latest console – even if they already have others. It’s not greed as much as curiosity, want to see what’s out there and play with it. The population of young people who play video games is growing, and it keeps young people off the street. It also becomes a stimulant to young people to think strategically in order to win a game. With the advent of the 4th industrial revolution, gaming design and development will become a demanded career within the next 5 years.
Participants excited for Elsies River 1st Gaming Competition December 2015 hosted by the I-CAN Centre
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