National Computer Board of Mauritius sends two caravans to teach digital skills for seniors
A new digital literacy training program for seniors was launched at the Lady Sushil Ramgoolam Recreational Center in Mauritius. Three workshops were offered to participants in mobile laboratories that will continue touring other recreational centers: ICT Literacy Course, IC3 Course and Microsoft Office Package Course.
This program operates with the support of two caravans from the National Computer Board equipped with 46 computers each, and other equipment required to upskill seniors in using ICTs. According to Mr. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, the training will enable senior citizens to acquire skills necessary to join the digital society. Furthermore, the program is expected to reduce the generation gap between elders and young citizens.