A City Power ICT Executive Support Engineer is on South Africa's #Top15YoungGeeks list, giving impetus to his dream of transforming himself from a computer geek to a philanthropic tycoon.
Raymond More has been selected to be on the prestigious list because of his contribution to the South African technological ecosystem. He is the founder and Chief Executive of Kasiwireless, a small tech enterprise that provides wireless internet to youngsters in Soweto at a minimum cost and for free.
Raymond does this without government support because "internet connection is a vital need for survival. I want to see a fully digitised Soweto," he shares his dream.
He plans to expand Kasiwireless to other suburbs of Soweto like Jabulani, touted as the townships' central business district. “With the country moving into the fourth industrial revolution, we all have a part to play, but without each other, we will all digress," he says.
His ultimate dream is to become a catalyst for a digitised Africa.
Now Raymond needs your votes to come out top of the list. “It would be a great pleasure to be an honorary geek, especially during the fourth industrial revolution. It certainly makes me feel like I'm part of a bigger picture, a puzzle that will one day make the whole picture a masterpiece," he says.
The list, which celebrates youngsters who play a role in the digital revolution is compiled by private ICT entity, Geekulcha, which assesses and profiles the Geek Culture in the country. It did this to commemorate June as Youth Month, in an effort to help grow digital skills in previously disadvantaged areas.
Geekulcha boasts over 11 200 techies and innovators from across Africa.
To vote for Raymond, type this link https://geekulcha.com/young-geeks.php and follow the prompts.