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Posted On: 7th Mar 2013

Training Silver Surfers on ITV

Ariane with her neighbour Cynthia
Ariane teaching a group of people

A young woman from Basingstoke is leading a group of volunteers, who want to teach older people how to effectively use their computers and the internet.

 

Ariane Tayki (16) has already helped one neighbour in her fifties to get online and start using Skype to video-call her relatives in Togo, which has saved her money on long distance phone calls.

 

Now she wants to help others who may be nervous of using the internet and new technology to make positive changes to their lives.

 

She explains: ‘The internet, gadgets, and technology are so important nowadays that is can be hard to progress in things without knowledge of how to use the technology.

 

‘But it is never too late to learn new skills. Through the work of my group, I hope we can encourage more people to go online, to teach them skills to take part in the technological society, find work, and contact family abroad.’

 

Ariane volunteers at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre where the computing workshops are held. 

Author: Ashley Scrace

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