In this final six months of the project, the Learning Exchange expects to further increase community capacity to develop computer literacy in the Downtown Eastside and surrounding neighbourhoods. One exciting new effort involves teaching community organizations, such as The Ismaili Centre, how to train their own volunteer facilitators. Another new development supports more confident volunteers to develop new sessions like Social Media, Cloud Computing, and Computer Fun in Mandarin.
Contributing Through Computers is Getting Results
Posted on: July 11, 2013
Vancouver Foundation. As of June 2013 it has trained a total of 92 volunteer facilitators on how to effectively share their computer skills with their neighbours. The project has impacted the lives of hundreds of learners formerly on the wrong side of the digital divide, and has initiated or strengthened computer programs at over a dozen partner organizations. The project has played a big role in realizing the potential of residents, such as Allan Olsen, who want to make a contribution by transforming their unrecognized abilities into real-world skills. More organizations have approached the Learning Exchange about getting involved, as well.The Contributing Through Computers Initiative is a three-year project, made possible through the generosity of the Carraresi Foundation and