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Computers 101 – especially for SA 50-plussers

Posted By Angela W / May 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

You’ve Earned It and 50Plus-Skills recently collaborated
and engaged with South African 50-plussers
in order to get a sense of the technology need of this age group


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The outcome of this collaboration and the research and study that followed, was that YEI and 50Plus-Skills would come up with several solutions to assist 50-plussers improve their skills and become more independent online.

Following on from the report titled 50-Plus platforms share insights on South African 50-plussers and digital exclusion, You’ve Earned It advised that it will provide its 50-plus readers with a Directory which will include a variety of courses, IT Assistance and Tutorials.  This Directory has now been set up, and is work in progress.

We are very happy to announce one of the first courses that has become available which will enable our senior audience to learn basic computer skills.  Courses like this Computers 101 course will go a long way to assisting seniors in keeping up to date with the world of technology.

This basic computer skills course will be run on Zoom by an IT expert and trainer, Simon Griffiths.  Simon has worked in the computer industry all his life. The purpose of the course is to build up confidence in the use of technology in order to enrich your lives. The workshops will be online, using Zoom, and will focus on the Windows Operating System. The course will also cover some aspects of smartphones.

Participants will need Internet access. Typically, each session will last an hour. The sessions will be recorded, and the presentations distributed.

The modules of the course

  1. Computer Basics – hardware, software, Windows
  2. Windows UI, Files & Folders; Backup
  3. Office Suites
  4. Internet; Search; Email; Online Safety
  5. Using your smartphone

Bookings and payment

Bookings and payment for this course to be done via Quicket.  The course can be booked here:  https://qkt.io/fZJJS1

Dates and times

The course will take place every Thursday.  8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5 August from 15h00 to 16h00.


The cost is R500 for the full course


This course will enable you to engage online.
It may change your life and open a whole new world of engagement.


If you require further information or would like to make an enquiry,
please complete the following form
we will forward it to the relevant person.

Please reference Computers 101 in the field that says “Name of business”


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