Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BIS #2339 COMPUTER LITERACY FOR BASTI WOMEN

Royal D’Souza
KURLA, MARCH 23, 2011: Don Bosco Centre for Learning at Kurla, Mumbai initiated a computer literacy drive as Fr. Joe Braganza inaugurated a batch on March 21, 2011. Women from SHGs numbering eighteen who have been on campus for the past two months training in Culinary/Sewing skills are a part of this DBCL initiative. The highlight of the MS Office program is that our young NSS student volunteers studying in Engineering will act as facilitators.

The computer course has been designed in a manner that permits youth and women unfamiliar with technology to have a feel of the e-age. With the women hailing from economically deprived sections of society, the program allows them to explore an additional avenue; perhaps never might it have occurred to them that one day they could be handling a mouse or tapping around at the keyboard of the computer. To date, DBCL has been in a position to bring in computer literacy to hundred and six women within a two-month span.

At the inauguration, Mr. Lavy A. D’Costa spoke on the relevance of the computer in today’s tech-savvy age. No more can ignorance be bliss. While offering the institute’s best wishes to the women, he particularly congratulated the engineering students who of their own volition had decided to spare their time for the academic upliftment of underprivileged sections of society.

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