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SOS exposes children to computer, internet technologies

Apr 13, 2015, 10:28 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

SOS Children’s Village The Gambia on Thursday started a weeklong camp to train children on how to use computer with the basic Microsoft office applications and the social media, especially for educational purposes.

The 56 children undergoing the intensive hands on training camp are from SOS Children’s Village in Basse and youth facilities in Bakoteh.

The theme of the camp, which will end on 9 April, is ‘Discovering the wonders of the clouds’.

Speaking on the occasion, Hannah Davies, national education adviser, thanked SOS for implementing such a programme for the youth.

For his part, Bernard Thomas, the camp director, said during the training, students will be exposed to computer and internet technologies.

“At the end, they are expected to know how to use computer and many other computer-related applications,” he said.

He urged the beneficiary students to make the best use of the camp and “not to be selfish to share the knowledge gained with others not present”.

Seedy Bensouda, chief executive officer of InSist Global, an IT firm, also urged the students to make the best use of the camp and utilise the knowledge as it will go a long way in helping them not only in school but also in other areas of development.