Paramakatoi youths benefit from computer training

first_imgGlobal Technology Guyana Inc., in collaboration with the Education Ministry (MoE), has extended its arms to youths in remote interior locations as part of its initiative to provide fundamental training in computer science and technology.Trainer Swewram Sewlochan engaging his class in a practical exerciseFollowing conclusion of a two-week session in Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), the programme was taken to Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), and is presently being executed in the village of Paramakatoi in the North Pakaraimas.Global Technology representative and trainer, Swewram Sewlochan, told Guyana Times on Saturday that it is a delight to be part of such an initiative, which is the first of its kind to be brought into the remote community in the Pakaraimas.Sewlochan says he has been overwhelmed by the rustic ambience of the community, which remains largely untouched and unscathed by technology. He is also pleased with the progress made thus far since commencement of the programme less than one week ago, on November 27, 2017.“Some of them (participants) have never touched computers before…but they are getting familiar (with its use). I am satisfied with the progress, tough it’s slow,” he told this publication.The programme seeks to cover a period of 100 hours, and caters for 30 participants — 15 each in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Training encapsulates fundamental education in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and Email.Meanwhile, Guyana Times caught up with Paramakatoi resident Romalo Philips, Youth Officer attached to the EDepartment of Culture, Youth and Sport, who dubbed the programme a welcome intervention which would no doubt facilitate and bring abreast the youths of Paramakatoi with the modern era of technology. Participants will receive certificates upon conclusion of the programme on December 11.Several participants speaking with Guyana Times expressed their delight at being a part of such a beneficial initiative.“It’s a breakthrough for everybody…. For most of the participants, it’s been the first time with their hands to a laptop, and although it’s very difficult for them, it’s been such a great experience. It’s very beneficial for everyone, seeing that it’s the first time,” participant Emery Wilson voiced. (Paula Gomes)last_img

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