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Free computer training for women

G. RAVIKIRAN

With knowledge of computers and their basic applications creating a number of job opportunities, efforts are being made from different sections to pass on the benefits to the deprived and poor families in society. Members of disadvantaged families are being given free training in computers so that they can use the skills for doing jobs locally at DTP centres, commercial offices, banks and so on.

Moving in this direction, the Department of Computer Science of P. G. Centre, P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, organized a free Computer Training programme for women from poor background. Nearly 38 socially and economically deprived girls and women benefited from the programme conducted under the leadership of Head of the Department Yelamanchili Sushma.

The free programme was organised in association with the District Women and Child Welfare Agency, Krishna District. The course lasted from April 5 to May 2. Prof. K. Krishna Murthy, Director, P.G. Centre, presided over the valedictory function and congratulated the participants on their successful completion and also the Department of Computer Science on taking up this social initiative and he thanked the faculty and technical staff for their dedication.

The performance analysis of the poor recipients of the programme was done during the training programme. It was found that they fared the best in Microsoft Word.

Participants were also very keen to learn Internet browsing skills. In addition to the seven evaluations in the technical areas of Computer Basics, Operating Systems, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Internet, there were evaluations in the areas of life skills.The participants were given an opportunity to exercise their communication skills and participate in team-based activities. Best in class awards were given to Ch. Hima Bindhu for best performance in technical evaluation and for N. Prasanthi for the best overall performance in technical as well as life skills and focus towards future. Nirmala, Project Director, Department of Women and Child Welfare, Krishna District, thanked the Department and Management for organizing such socially-motivated training programmes, as they would provide a means of livelihood for economically deprived adolescent girls and women. She talked about the difficulties in finding technical assistance in government agencies.

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