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The second shift of Computer classes started

In August 2009 the Coordinating Volunteers Center «Komanda SOS» (created by the joint initiative of the Charitable Seimar Social Fund and the UN Volunteers Program), opened the computer lab for children of Turksibski district of Almaty. In September, the second shift of free Computer classes was running. Now the guys who want to learn computer technology, which may engage in two shifts - in 10.00 and 15.30.

Computer class, where students from 10 to 16 years old from the poorer areas of cities can be free to develop computer skills, is in Turksib area at: ul. Barthold, 48 (corner of st. Bekmakhanov) in the building of the Coordinating Council of veterans of the war in Afghanistan Turksibski area. Initially, classes were held on Saturdays at 10.00 and attended their primary school students. However, after numerous requests had been running second shift of Computer classes. Now classes are held, and at 15.30, and can attend their high school classes in school in the first shift.
The purpose of the educational program is to teach children to deal with the computer, use the basic programs, Microsoft Office, graphic editors, to master the Internet, get an idea about the occupation of IT-specialist. Lessons of computer literacy was originally designed for 3 months and will be completely free of charge.
The computer lab is equipped with technology provided by blagodatelyami Coordination Center volunteers «Komanda SOS» gratis.
Instructors who teach children are Center’s volunteers, professional IT-specialists, working in the banking sector - Nariman Mukushev and Valikhan Konurbayev. To date, they have developed a program of lessons, as well as tests aimed at identifying the basic knowledge of students.
In addition to free access to computer and possession of basic applications, "Lessons of computer literacy" pursue another goal - meeting the guys with an interesting profession, a computer specialist. The plans of volunteers - the excursion to the department of information technology the best universities in the city, where teens can chat with students, to learn more about the occupation of IT-specialist, its possibilities and prospects.
This program is implemented through the cooperation of Charity Seimar Social Fund with the Coordinating Council of Afghan war veterans, who donated the premises for the organization of a computer class in one of the most complex areas of Almaty, where a lot of guys in need of such courses, and support akimat Turksibski district of Almaty city.

For more information, please, contact:

Aliya Sagingaliyeva
+7 727 266 39 00
+ 7 705 18 18 395
Antonina Kukayeva
+7 727 266 39 00
+ 7 705 600 44 42