Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Izhevsk Pensioners Learn Computer Skills At Schools
10.10.2012 13:26
Izhevsk Pensioners Learn Computer Skills At Schools
Elderly Russians learning computer skills (Source:

Russians who are over 50 most likely have not had a chance to learn computer skills at school - and unless they went to be employed to work with a PC they lack the skills necessary for day-to-day life.

      To tackle this, a regional programme has been initiated in Udmurtia. Throughout the Republic there have been opened special "schools of computer literacy", located in the actual schools and lycaeums, equipped with PCs and the Internet connection.

      The cources are massively popular among citizens: last year over 2000 people became computer literate, and similar, if not higher, numbers are expected for this year. The course lasts 16 academic hours. The majority of first-time students have no idea about computer, so they first receive generic training, then they learn the basics of web surfing, how to register an email account, to use websites, etc. In particular, they register at the portal that allows them to receive the necessary advice and services without queuing up at the providers'. 

      The course is aimed at helping older people to remain active and socially included after they became pensioners. Once the course is finished, one of the schools in Izhevsk plans to host a farewell tea party, "so that our students keep not only the knowledge of computers, but the good memories of their teachers".





Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian society Russian education pensioners in Russia   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Foreign Students Choose Natural Science and Engineering Professions in Russia
Scientists Explore Ancient Settlements on the White Sea Coast in Karelia
22nd Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "Archimedes"
Ural Pupils Achieved Material Capable of Purifying Water from Oil
Neurodata Lab Technologies have Entered the World Top Three

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Robots  Exhibition Fairs  Russian regions  Khakassia Reserve  RELEK  Veniamin Belkin  Sport Films  Right Cause party  Festivals in Moscow  Russian tourism  Moscow  Exhibitions in Moscow  Innovations  Russian events  Russian business  urban Russia  Voronezh   Primorsky Krai   Chukotka  St. Petersburg Museums  Russian amusement parks  Sergey Malyutin  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Golden Horde  Active Travel  Moscow Museums  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Nature  Bashkortostan  Russian Cinema  Pavel Sokolov-Skalya  Russian medicine  New Medicines  St. Petersburg  Kolomenskoye  Pyotry Tchaikovsky  Russian businessmen  travel to Russia  biodiesel  Sverdlovsk region  Photo Exhibitions  taxation system   Tambov  Vologda region  Treasures  Speed Dating   Mordovia  Krasnodar  Erik Bulatov  Anti-narcotic Police 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites