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Students teach seniors tech Seniors are wise but youngsters are tech savvy, as local students will demonstrate in a new series of technology mentoring sessions in Canterbury-Bankstown. No Students teach seniors tech Seniors are wise but youngsters are tech savvy, as local students will demonstrate in a new series of technology mentoring sessions in Canterbury-Bankstown. News Columns; News and Updates
Student and senior using computer

Seniors are wise but youngsters are tech savvy, as local students will demonstrate in a new series of technology mentoring sessions in Canterbury-Bankstown.

From Wednesday 16 October, students from Beverly Hills High School will help seniors get up to speed with technology, as part of a free, weekly library program called Be Connected.

Mayor Khal Asfour said it’s an opportunity for the generations to work together and learn from each other.

“It’s great to see our youth offer their time as mentors for the new program, and I think it will be really beneficial for both age groups,” he said.

“Seniors have a lot of life experience and stories to tell, while students are naturals at using technology and picking up new things.

“If you’re a senior, I would encourage you to take part. Whether you need some assistance with your smartphone, tablet or laptop, or just want to learn how to use features like video chat and Google Maps, these sessions will give you the direction and help you need in a friendly and fun environment.”

This is the second time Council has facilitated the program. Henry Baracz attended the first pilot session in March, which helped improve his confidence online.

“When I arrived at the mentoring session I was a little apprehensive, I had been fumbling with technology for years which had made me feel nervous and unsure,” he said.

“I was asking myself, is there any point in starting now? Would I even understand any of it? But a few months later, my confidence online has improved and my world has expanded because of the digital skills I gained.

“I learnt so much, but there’s always more to learn!”

The FREE sessions are offered to residents over the age of 50 and are scheduled to run over a five-week period.

Participants will meet at Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre at 9.30am on Wednesdays, and be transported by bus to the school for the two-hour session.

For more information, and to book, call 9789 9419.


 19/09/2019 11:09 AM