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US Embassy offers basic internet training

Employees at the Katutura Multi-Purpose Resource Centre started their first session in basic internet training this past Wednesday. The training is offered by the Information Resource Centre at the embassy of the United States. The group of trainees is scheduled for further training sessions in the first two weeks of May. The U.S. Embassy offers the training to public sector organisations, government offices, youth groups and NGOs.  It is divided into two-hour sessions over three consecutive Wednesdays. It covers Internet History, Terminology, Navigating Web pages, Search Engines and Search Directories, Practice Time, Career Information, as well as guidance on how to establish E-mail, Facebook and Twitter accounts.  The internet training program began in 2006, and since then of the 493 people who have taken the course, 227 were youth from the Katutura Multi-Purpose Resource Centre.  Other notable groups that have benefited from the training are NGOs like King’s Daughters, Physically Active Youth, KAYEC, Young Achievers, Tucsin, and Men on the Side of the Road. IRC membership is free to anyone 16 years and older.  The IRC maintains a collection of current American periodicals and films as well as a library collection of over 4,000 titles, most of which circulate.  The IRC also has 15 computers available to members for free internet research on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, the IRC is closed to the public for the purpose of conducting internet training and educational advising sessions.
For further information on U.S. Embassy educational initiatives, contact Public Affairs Officer Tony Deaton, at 0811280816, or Information Assistant, Roger Lyners, at 228901 [ext. 226].  The U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC), is located in the American Cultural Center, 3rd Floor, in the Sanlam Building, Independence Avenue, Windhoek.

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