Training reporting: Free Basic ICT Vocational Training package in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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What?

The online basic ICT vocational training was intended to provide the participants with technical knowledge about the essentials of computers, applications on the computers, Internet research, and communication tools that should help them acquire ICT (Information Communication Technology) skills to facilitate knowledge acquisition through research, communication and collaboration.

Why?

The Internet can provide a wide range of benefits to the user, but it requires specific skills and knowledge to use Internet devices effectively for Sustainable Development Goals. This means that people who lack the skills and understanding are unable to use right these devices for research (job advertisements, information concerning SDGs, free online courses, health, legal, Women’s rights, climate change, peace, addresses, institutions, companies etc.).

How?

The 18-hour basic ICT vocational training was delivered over the course of 3 days starting 08/09/2016 to 10/09/2016. A day of training consisted of a six (6) hour session. We were (2) trainers who used a co-teaching approach to conduct the training. The training was delivered via a remote cloud platform with one local trainer as facilitator.

The main topics covered during the training:

– The different parts of computer

– The Operating System of Windows (e.g. windows 7)

– Microsoft Word to create documents

– Internet tools to search for information

– Email for communication (create account, write, send/ and receive a message etc.)

 

Outcome

After the training the participants were able to use computer devices for information research (job advertisements, information concerning SDGs, free online courses, health, legal, Women’s rights, climate change, peace, addresses, institutions, companies etc.). In addition participants acquired skills to write, send and receive e-mail.

The report can be downloaded or viewed here.

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