Basic computer training for Gobabis residents
25 November 2019 | Education
The training was conducted by the Omaheke Regional Library under the ministry of education, arts and culture and aimed to equip trainees with skills in file navigation, mouse and keyboard use, how to access the internet and social networking as well as Microsoft Office programmes.
One of the trainees, Selma Makili, said she used a computer for the first time during the training. “It was difficult at the beginning but now I am comfortable using a computer. The training has added value to my life as I intend on advancing my career and register for office administration course.”
Maria Phemelo, a 65-year-old retired nurse, expressed her excitement about the course, saying she struggled with typing and using a mouse, adding that through commitment and dedication she has managed to complete the course.
Since the library’s inception in 2014, a total of 1070 community members in Gobabis have received basic computer skills through the programme. Beneficiaries of the programme include unemployed youth, the elderly as well as learners from various schools in Gobabis. – Nampa