The Tokologo Self Help Centre in Protea Glen has for some years provided an independent lifestyle for quadriplegics and paraplegics. Now, with the help of Microsoft South Africa, the Tokologo Self Help Centre will be contributing to the development of the local community by offering affordable computer training. The Tokologo Digital Village will also be providing free training to persons with disabilities.
Microsoft SA and the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) have joined forces with Tokologo Self Help Centre to establish a computer training centre which will offer basic computer skills and Microsoft Office skills, at a small cost per person. Learners will complete modules developed by Microsoft in Computer Fundamentals, Digital Media Fundamentals, E-Mail and Internet Fundamentals, Web Page Design Fundamentals (MS FrontPage), Word Processing Fundamentals (MS Word), Spreadsheet Fundamentals (MS Excel), Database Fundamentals (MS Access) and Presentation Fundamentals (MS PowerPoint).
At the end of the course, if the learner is successful, they will receive a certificate from Microsoft. The course lasts for three months, with one group attending class in the morning and a second group attending class in the afternoon. There will be a new course starting every three months.
This initiative is a means of empowering persons with disabilities, and residents in the Protea Glen community, with essential knowledge to compete in today’s increasingly digital world.
Contact Napo at Tokologo Digital Village for more information on (011) 987 1005.