BT Continue To Boost Local Charity - Everybody Online Caithness
11th March 2011
Everybody Online Caithness has been given another great boost by local BT staff. Project Officer, Shona Macdonald, has been working with the local BT management team to resolve one of the main challenges which faces the project, which is gaining volunteers. Local BT management have agreed to support the project by releasing staff once a week to deliver basic internet and IT sessions to the public. BT staff have committed to a similar scheme for the project previously, the latest offering highlights the continued support BT offer the local charity.
Everybody Online - Caithness, is part of national charity Citizens Online and is designed to help and support individuals or groups get online and use IT and the internet for the first time. The project is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and BT. To date the project has been going very well across the county with IT and internet sessions running from both Wick and Thurso Libraries, Ormlie Community Centre, Dounreay, Pulteney House and Bayview House. As the sessions have increased it has been a challenge for the project officer to continue to meet the demand. The most recent input from BT will make a notable difference to the project, allowing more people to take part in the project and gain new skills.
Project Officer, Shona commented, 'BT already part fund the Everybody Online projects across the country and have previously provided staff time for the project, so to add to this support again with more staff time is fantastic. The support from the local team will help the project to continue to meet the demand of new clients, which continues to increase each month.'
All the users have found the sessions really beneficial with one of the users commenting that she no longer feels afraid of the computer and has the confidence to use it now. Many users have even been requesting some follow up sessions to advance their skills.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from some basic computer and internet training get in touch with Project Officer, Shona Munro on 01847 892956 or 07827240452 or shona[AT]citizensonline.org.uk