Club empowers women on computer education
To enhance literacy in the society, Inner Wheel Club has embarked on empowering women and girls in adult education and digital training, while emphasising the importance of serving humanity as such acts produce an improved society.
Speaking at the flag-off of the free adult literacy programme, in line with the Club’s theme, ‘Lead the change’, District Chairman, Inner Wheel District 912, Ronke Solomon, stressed the need to teach the illiterate population in the society to read and write.
“Adult education was selected as the ideal project because we believe that educating the older generation would produce a ripple effect in the general outcome of society.
“Having people come up to you in the banking halls to assist them in writing on their slips is no longer advisable. The world is digital so everyone needs to go along with the trend in society, and this can be done through education,” she said.
Solomon, represented by a former District Chairman, Joe Ebo, noted that the flagship was also held in about three other locations around Lagos, adding that certificates would be given to students at the end of the training.
She said funding is a major challenge, as they are sometimes unable to carry out some projects to their desire due to such limitations.
On the number of students to be accommodated, Solomon explained that it was not limited to a certain number, but open for everyone who fits into the criteria, as the Club would work in alliance with the government’s regulations on adult education.
A beneficiary, Mrs Halimat Momoh, expressed excitement at the opportunity, saying: “It’s a great opportunity, and I have always desired to know a lot more about computers.”
She also noted that literacy in the use of computers is a prerequisite in the society today, and called on women to take advantage of such opportunities to develop themselves.
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