Last Lap Computer Literacy Training

A very active group of early teenagers living in Cummings Park, ‘E’ Field Sophia, took part in the MoPT’s Last Lap (one week) Computer Literacy training at the Arthur Chung Conference Center just before they returned to school in September.

Minsiter of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes with one of the participants of the code camps.
Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes with one of the participants of the code camps.

They learned how to use MicroBits, a more hands-on tool for learning and applying Coding concepts to solve many simple and complex personal and community-related problems.

The people in this community share a single outlook, i.e. a strong determination to rise above their current circumstances and give their children every possible opportunity to excel educationally and otherwise.

Just last May, Minister Hughes commissioned their new ICT hub at the Community Centre. This hub, just like after-school remedial learning and sports programmes are admirable. It has seen them benefiting from direct assistance from the local office of USAID. USAID is helping the community to to design and execute their extra-curricula programmes.

It is also heartening to see junior and senior ranks at the Turkeyen Police Station very involved with the residents, their culture shows, their sport competitions and school projects.

MoPT has joined in and together we will see this community rise to the level they wish to reach.