A Report on Three Months Computer Application Training Program at NCCI Campus

National Council of Churches in India

NCCI Communications | NCCI Youth

Computer Application Training Program

28th January 2018 – 30th April 2018

Venue- NCCI Campus, Nagpur

The biggest challenge that young people living below poverty line (BPL) face in their day to day life is the difficulty of accessing employment opportunities.

Though some of them are educated, they fail to get  jobs due to lack of many necessary skills. One  such necessary skill  is  digital skills, which are needed in this era of computer assisted applications. To address this concern,  Rev. Caesar David, Executive Secretary – National Council of Churches in India Communications (NCCI-Com) and Mr. Jianthaolung Gonmei, Executive Secretary- Youth Concerns (NCCI-YC) started a Digital Literacy Modular Course of three months for Capacity Enhancement of disadvantaged youth. The aim of this project was to provide the benefits of computer based education and skills training to  students from socially and economically backward areas of Nagpur city, and to equip them for work with computers thereby being able to do better in their life.

The list of students is given below-

 Priyanka Arun Nanhe

 Nandini Umesh Wasnik

 Priyanka Umesh Wasnik

 Somiksha Dilip Gawande

 Sumesh S. Rawte

The pilot project which started with 5 students on January 28, 2018  and which concluded on  April 30, 2018 was conducted  in the  NCCI premises at Nagpur. All the students were from economically weak backgrounds, living in slum localities.

This three-month project covered:

  1. Computer Fundamentals for basic computer knowledge
  2. MS Office for Office work
  3. Corel Draw for designing
  4. English Typing for improving their typing speed.

We conducted 5 classes per week. The NCCI Staff namely Mrs. Preety Waghchoure, Mr. Vijyan Pillay and Mrs. Neelam Gaikwad served as resource persons. (Thus the staff are also getting engaged in the programmes of NCCI.) During the total of 60 classes in 3 months, the staff taught the theory of computers, explained the different softwares and also facilitated maximum time of practice with computers.  On the  completion of their training, the students shared their experiences of three months and expressed their gratitude to NCCI for helping them with computer skills development. The NCCI General Secretary Rev Dr. Roger Gaikwad awarded  them gifts and certificates of completion.

We hope that through this computer course we have provided the students an opportunity to enhance their capacities and skills.  At the same time they have learnt the values of community togetherness and commitment to the quadrennial motto of the NCCI: Towards Just and Inclusive Communities

Neelam Gaikwad

Program Co-ordinator, CAT Program NCCI

Date: 18th May 2018

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