Beulah Community Centre is teaching residents to use technology

LEARN: Lorraine Fletcher, teacher Helen Dillon, Monie Forsyth and Pebbles Wentworth learn how to use tablets at Beulah Community Centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

LEARN: Lorraine Fletcher, teacher Helen Dillon, Monie Forsyth and Pebbles Wentworth learn how to use tablets at Beulah Community Centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

BEAULAH residents are keeping up with technology with a new class.

The class at the Beulah Community Centre teaches people how to use tablets and computers.

The program is a part of the Learn Local training program, which helps people in a community access education. 

The class is called Computing for All.  Class co-ordinator Helen Dillon said they taught people of all ages but mainly targeted adults. 

“We teach people how to scan photos, how to use Word, how to search things on the internet and we give them projects to do each week,” she said. 

The class runs one day a week for five weeks and attracts about 13 people each session. “Some of the attendees have never used tablets or laptops before but then again some have,” Ms Dillon said. 

“The classes are free as the teachers are all volunteers.” 

The classmates will share an afternoon meal together, which is provided by the community centre. 

“We find that when we take away the fear and mystery of technology and get more used to it, people tend to explore it a bit more,” Ms Dillon said. 

“We also send home workbooks so that they can follow instructions at home about how to simply open a laptop and use it in different ways.” 

Ms Dillon also said they all helped all the participates create an email address.

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