6 November 2018
The Alexandra Public Library is launching a trial of the Stepping Up programme.
The programme is offered through 20/20 Trust, an organisation set up to provide leadership and work with communities to deliver programmes that contribute to New Zealanders' digital literacy, skills and inclusion.
Stepping Up is a free community-based digital literacy programme aspiring to help adults build their digital skills. Anyone wishing to develop basic computer skills is welcome to come along and get involved.
"We are excited to be offering this programme to our community," said CODC Customer Services and Library manager Louise Fleck. "This is a big step in making a connection and helping our community members improve their digital literacy skills and close the digital divide."
Four modules will be held at the Alexandra Library every Tuesday from 20 November – 11 December from 6pm to 8pm. The modules will include courses on Computer Basics, Online Newspapers, Word 1 and Ancestry Library Edition. There are only six spaces available per module. View the schedule and book your spot on the website: https://2020.arlo.co/upcoming-courses.
The Alexandra Library is also offering the opportunity to families who cannot afford internet connection on their homes for a modem with a pre-pay service of 30GB for $10 with no fixed contract. Eligible families must have at least one child under the age of 18 years old still attending school. Those interested can ask for more information at the Alexandra Library.