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BT provides Maharishi Institute with IT equipment

(19 May 2017)

New IT equipment to enable students to engage with the connected world

BT in Africa has donated computing equipment to the Maharishi Institute - a registered non-profit organisation that provides access to affordable high quality tertiary education for marginalised young South Africans. This equipment will play an important role in enabling students to engage with the connected world, and thereby assist in empowering them to achieve new possibilities for their futures.

BT provides Maharishi Institute with IT equipment

Kevin Hardy, Managing Director, BT in Africa

At BT, our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. We are glad to support the Maharishi Institute. Their programmes are well designed to help students break free of any misperceived limitations and aspire to more for their futures.
We hope that the Institute will continue its great work in helping South Africa’s youth achieve their new possible.”
- Kevin Hardy, Managing Director, BT in Africa

Our mission at the Maharishi Institute is to create a safe and enabling environment for bright young minds, who, despite their historically disadvantaged backgrounds, have the right attitudes towards learning and understand the role that education can play in their own and community upliftment. As many of our courses are done via distance learning and are web-based, having the right IT infrastructure and computing equipment is vital to the success of our educational programmes. We are very appreciative of BT’s support.”
- Dr. Taddy Blecher, co-founder and CEO of the Maharishi Institute

For further information

Elena Papayorgioglu
Elena.Papayorgioglu@bt.com 
+90 530 479 72 85