2013 digital literacy training in Dhital

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We partnered with Microsoft Nepal to deliver our second digital literacy training course to the Dhital VDC community.

Project details

  • Location : Astam, Dhital VDC, Kaski District (GPS: 28.292931, 83.907624).
  • Institution : Astam Computer Centre, Shree Bhumeshwor Lower Secondary School.
  • Date : March 2013
  • Project : Certified digital literacy training course for 39 members of the Dhital VDC community + targeted training course for women aimed at fulfilling their needs.
  • Category : Training,

Our Manager of Education and Training, Ves Raj Bastola, in cooperation with Samjhana Bhandari from Microsoft Nepal, conducted our second community digital literacy training course at the Astam Computer Centre.

We first met Samjhana Bhandari at the Astam Computer Centre in April last year where she delivered a 2 week digital literacy course. Around 90 people from 4 different VDCs attended the course delivered by Samjhana, who works for the Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal and is the Coordinator at Forum for Information Technology (FIT) Nepal.

Samjhana provides training to more than 2,000 women, teachers and students a year. “My wish is to work with women, children and the old age community” says Samjhana. She also provides training to government school communities and members of community groups. She is also involved in public education on community radio programs.

The participants in the Astam training program were overwhelmed by Samjhana ability to teach everyday people in villages, irrespective of their level of education, how to use computers and connect to the world through the internet. She was able to teach general computer skills over one week to members of the Dhital community and a specially designed course for women that meets their requirements. We are all appreciative of her wonderful ability to teach and her passion to help people from disadvantaged groups.

Thanks to Allen Tuladhar, Director of the Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, for bringing Samjhana to our Computer Centre.


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