The focus of this training was to equip youths with basic ICT skills and as a result to enable them the access for knowledge and skills of the basic ICT and to make them agents of development who will continue to educate other underprivileged young children in communities.
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 the people who are lack of these skills and knowledge are unable to use devices for research, using e-mail, getting connected with people, searching for a job etc.
The basic ICT vocational training was delivered over the course of two days from the 2nd of February to the 3rd of February 2017 and three to four hours were intended for each day. There were 2 trainers using co-teaching; a local facilitator and a remote trainer who were delivering the training via cloud platform. The training was attended by 52 participants – youths from peri urban areas. Most of them were children of farmers.
The main topics covered during the training:
– Basic parts of the computer, switching on/off the computer, basic Microsoft Word skills
– Internet, its benefits, internet research
– E-mail – benefits, setting up an e-mail account, sending and receiving an e-mail
The participants successfully completed the 3-day (de facto three sessions during two day) training program. The participants learned the essential parts of computer, the usage of the Microsoft Word program and the ways to use the Internet. In the practical part the participants searched for useful web sites and secondly they researched with the help of the search engine Google websites connected to agriculture and farming practices, etc. because their studies are specialized to this field. Finally, they set up their e-mail accounts, they learned to send, receive and reply an e-mail.
“Thank you for what you’ve been teaching us these past days, thank you for the nice teaching may God bless you, we have really learnt a lot. Thank you”
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