Thyolo NICE Initiates Computer Lessons to Locals
Thyolo District Civic Education Officer for National Initiative for Civil Education (NICE) Trust Moses Kaunda, told Zodiak Online on Friday that imparting free digital skills to the locals is key for understanding dynamics of democracy and make informed decisions in their areas.
Kaunda believes the lessons would help the community members, especially youths and girls to be empowered and hold duty bearers accountable.
"The aim is to make sure that the communities are able to participate and hold duty bearers accountable. In short we want to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and good governance.
"This program in Thyolo will help the youth especially the girls again so that once they participate in computer lessons they should be able to access information through the Internet, communicate.
“As they do that, they would be updating their knowledge on how the world and our country in particular is moving and make informed decisions in their areas, “Kaunda said.
Currently, through government's Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP), in the first cohort, NICE is training 30 in and out of school young people in computer lessons in Thyolo.
One of the beneficiaries, Titus Luwishi said, the training will help him in his life endeavors.
"These lessons would really assist me as you know that these days finding a job is hard. There are a lot of people who are educated. So we just have to go for every opportunity that comes our way.
"So when I heard that there is this computer lesson at NICE, since life is so hard I thought of joining the course, so that after completion with skills I may be employed or open my business like stationery," Luwishi concluded.