Dwarka: Women organisation offers free computer classes for elderly, poor kids

By City Spidey
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Posted: Mar 06, 2019

In an effort to make senior citizens across the area tech-savvy, the Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together (ANHLGT), a social organisation, has started an initiative to provide free computer classes to the elderly.

The classes, which had started Sunday last week, are being held at the community center, located in Sector 23. In weekdays, these classes will be held between 9 am and 1:30 pm and during weekends, the timings would be from 9 am to 1 pm.

Talking about the initiative, Laxmi Natarajan, joint secretary of the ANHLGT said, “Senior citizens from various sectors and societies have started taking interest in our literacy mission facility. They are calling us and coming to meet us to know more about our initiative. Three to four people have already started learning computer for daily use. The number would increase for sure.”

Members of ANHLGT said that the initiative is aimed at making the senior citizens digitally empowered. They stated this was the need of the hour and hence they commenced with it.

Treasurer of ANHLGT, Mini George told City Spidey, “This initiative is being supported by S&P Global, a private company who not only gave us the equipment but two volunteers, KK Santosh and Shashank Chaturvedi, who are providing training to the aged people.

“Besides, school kids too, are coming forward and teaching basics of the computer to the seniors,” she added.

Members of ANHLGT further said though the classes are primarily for elderly but underprivileged kids too would be made digitally literate through the efforts being made by the community people.

ANHLGT, earlier in 2017, started a digital campaign for senior citizens to make them aware of smartphones. More than 50 senior citizens got benefitted through that campaign.


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