The Hub is a creative technology lab that provides affordable access to computers, a library, the internet and digital media training to the community of Morija, Lesotho. In addition to being open for 5 days a week as a resource space, The Hub delivers a range of programs – including skills sessions, motivational talks, digital media workshops and community events.
The primary focus is to:
- Provide affordable access to the internet and computers to community members in the Morija region.
- To foster a community of young people in Morija who are skilled, inspired, motivated and socially conscious.
- Offer workshops on a range of subjects including: basic computer skills, photography, film making, human rights, creative writing, animation, professional writing skills and more.
Having a place for young people to go and socialise that does not centre on alcohol or drug use, and is an alternative to sport or religious activities, plays a vital role in reducing social isolation and improves levels of social inclusion and social interaction. This positive social environment is enhanced by providing opportunities to increase self-belief and self-esteem through the acquiring of new skills.
Young people who use technology to experience new modes of artistic expression gain a better understanding of the present technological age. Through their artistic expression, young people learn critical thinking by observing, interpreting and synthesizing a range of information and ideas.
The Hub is located at Morija Museum & Archives in Morija, Lesotho.