Computer literacy grown

THE graduates of the Cyber Ys computer application technology programme with their certificates. Photo: Nkareng Moloi
THE graduates of the Cyber Ys computer application technology programme with their certificates. Photo: Nkareng Moloi

THIBELLA. – The Football for Hope loveLife Youth Centre recently hosted the Cyber Ys graduation ceremony at the Thibella Village in Qwaqwa.

Cyber Ys is a loveLife programme aimed at improving the youth’s computer literacy.

According to Thabo Mokoena, loveLife’s Cyber Ys ground-breaking 77 young people were involved from the start of the programme, but only 49 managed to graduate.

“Even though the certificates are not accredited, they show that young people have become computer literate,” said Mokoena.

“I am glad that at least half of the team completed the programme.”

The programme includes an introduction to various Microsoft programmes such as Excel and Outlook, as well as Windows Internet Explorer and basic troubleshooting.

Mokoena emphasised the importance of being computer literate.

“Nowadays, almost everything is computer-related. If young people do not know how to use a computer, they will always be beggars. We do not have to be beggars if we have programmes like this, through which we can learn for free.”

Grace Tlhokomelo, one of the top-achievers in the course, said this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “With tertiary education being so expensive, we really need to seize opportunities like this one,” she said.

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