Bridging the generation gap for new IT skills in Armagh

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An opportunity to learn new computer skills – such as email and social media – is being offered to 10 people who are aged 50 plus in the Armagh area. This programme is suitable for complete beginners who have never been online before.

The Intergenerational Digital Inclusion Programme which starts on Monday 26 February at St Patrick’s Grammar school in Armagh, is a six-week course which will give participants the chance to learn a range of IT skills alongside ten Year 13 students who are completing their ICT A Levels.

Week one of the course starting at 10.30am, will be a introduction session with intergenerational exercises and an introduction to getting online.

From week two through to week five, participants will receive one-to-one sessions on IT skills which will include setting up emails, Facebook, YouTube and shopping. Each session will last around 90 minutes, with cups of tea included.

Week six of the programme will be a celebration event for the participants and pupils.

The programme is being organised in partnership with the Promoting Wellbeing Team in SHSCT and ARK Housing through the Shared Housing Programme, with support from the Age Friendly officer at ABC Council.

To register your interest for the event, please send an email to " rel="nofollow"> or call 07825 010630