Empowering by innovation
―West Ruimveldt benefitting from ICT Hub
DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 31, 2020.
Children and young adults in the West Ruimveldt are taking full advantage of the community’s ICT Hub, which was commissioned one year ago by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications.
Housed in the David Rose Centre the hub is opened daily to assist students since each laptop contains over 100 soft copies of textbooks from the Ministry of Education aimed to assist children with their homework and research. It also provides access to online government services for other members of the community.
At the commissioning of the hub in January last year Minister of Public Telecommunications Hon. Catherine Hughes had noted “Every child and adult will be able to access the ICT Hub within the West Ruimveldt community, and our ministry will be devoted to training every individual on how to use the laptops. Training will be available,”
Abiola Moses, a mother of seven told the DPI that her children are now more involved with Information Technology. “My children are more positively engaged since the ICT Hub was commissioned in our community, I save a lot of money by just sending them to the Centre to get their homework completed and it has paid off for me tremendously,” Moses said.
Supervisor at the David Rose Centre, Moressa Andrews, related that the ICT hub has also open pathways to other developmental courses that are contributing to the development of the young people in West Ruimveldt.
“Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4 pm, the Youth Challenge Guyana volunteers hold reading classes for children ages seven to twelve years old. Also, there are robotics classes, every Saturday from 9 am to 11 am,” she mentioned.
According to Andrews the Centre will soon be hosting a job training exercise starting on February 2.
Over 170 hubs have been commissioned across the ten administrative regions as the Ministry of Public Telecommunications works to bring more communities online.