Computer lessons free for the poor

2018-05-22 06:00
Evariste Umba (left) giving a lesson to a student.

Evariste Umba (left) giving a lesson to a student.

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Life Change Ministry is calling on anyone interested in computer literacy to attend classes free of charge at 230 Main Road on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 13:30.

The president of the ministry, Evariste Umba, says the free classes are aimed at equipping those who cannot afford to pay but are willing to empower themselves and make a difference in their lives.

Evariste says this is one of the ministry’s programmes aimed at empowering the community and making it a better place to live.

He says the ministry understands that there are a number of skilled people, mostly youth, who are living under undesirable conditions who tend to end up being involved in illegal activities in their attempt to make ends meet.

“We are mobilising people with skills to help the underprivileged who in return shall do the same in their neighbourhoods. Training includes motivational time, Microsoft Word, Excel format, PowerPoint and PC repair. A certificate will be issued upon the completion of this three-month training to enhance their chances of getting better job opportunities,” says Umba.

He says their venue is capable of accommodating 10 students at a time and they will continue recruiting should they have enough funds to carry on with the classes throughout the year. They currently have space remaining for six people. Four have already started and the ministry would like to have all the available spaces utilised.

Umba says there is no age limit as long as the person comes from an underprivileged background.

“The training is free for the underprivileged from shelters, safe house, streets, rehabs or other organisations or the poor in general. This could assist in exit plans for inpatient and outpatient organisations.”

Umba says the public can be part of making a difference by offering to share their skills as a voluntary teacher or support staff member. He says they need people who can help with printing out manuals, giving computer lessons, motivating the students or making a financial donation. V For more information, email emailevaristeu21@­gmail.com.

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