Thursday, October 6, 2011

Course 42 - It’s not just about a free Computer!

Another 19 students have graduated from the latest Computers in Homes course on Wednesday 5 October. The ceremony was held at the Porirua RSA, McKillop St. Berlinda Gorman, Community Affairs Manager for Microsoft New Zealand, presented the certificates to the graduating students, in front of proud family and friends. Six students spoke at the end of the presentations about what the course had meant to them.

One student spoke of coming to the course thinking it was just going to be a way of getting a computer and internet access. He went on to say it was so much more, that the course provided a doorway into choices and a new way of thinking. Another talked of wanting the computer and internet access for his kids and to learn about email and Facebook, but now was interested in web design. A third spoke of really valuing being able to look for work and apply online. She also spoke of feeling more confident and how her children were even commenting on how she was able to do things they hadn’t learned to do!

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