Participants and members of the organising committee posing for a group picture with guest of honour Department of Community Development’s Counselling Officer Pengiran Haji Mohd Najib Pengiran Haji Molek. Image: AITI

The Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) recently hosted a Digital Training Skills Programme for the elderlies at the Senior Citizen Activity Centre (PKWE), Lambak Kanan.

The three-day programme held starting November 26 aimed to assist the older generation to become digitally savvy, so they can benefit from the many useful activities offered by the latest technologies around them.

It was also held with cooperation from both the government and private sector including the Curriculum Development Department of the Ministry of Education, IT Protective Security Services (ITPSS) and local e-commerce firms Naindah and Rotuku.com.

The program covered various topics including basic ICT skills, online safety and security, introduction to e-Commerce and its opportunities, useful mobile applications, online shopping as well as online transactions.

All of the 20 elderlies who joined the programme were given certificates as they concluded their training on Thursday.

Department of Community Development’s Counselling Officer Pengiran Haji Mohd Najib Pengiran Haji Molek (R) presenting certificates to participants. Image: AITI
Department of Community Development’s Counselling Officer Pengiran Haji Mohd Najib Pengiran Haji Molek (R) presenting certificates to participants. Image: AITI
Department of Community Development’s Counselling Officer Pengiran Haji Mohd Najib Pengiran Haji Molek (2nd L) presenting certificates to participants. Image: AITI

AITI in a press statement said that it will host similar trainings directed to other groups of senior citizens in the coming months, following the positive reviews received from its participants.

The authority had conducted the programme for three batches since October this year, and has trained about 50 senior citizens from PKWE of Brunei Muara and Tutong.  The next training will be held at PKWE Tutong in January next year.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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