Press "Enter" to skip to content

Here senior citizens are trained to become digital savvy

Senior citizens undergoing training on digital transactions at Amballoor panchayat near Kochi. Image Credit: Special Arrangement

This panchayat in Ernakulam is on a mission to make senior citizens digital savvy. As digital transactions have become vital in today’s life, Amballoor grama panchayat near Kochi, Kerala has launched a project called “Naipunya Nagaram” to train all senior citizens living in the panchayat limits to use computers and mobile phone apps.

The Naipunya Nagaram project was launched by the District Planning Committee and District Panchayat to provide digital literacy to age-old persons. Officials said the project turned out to be a hit as 50 senior citizens from 16 wards of the grama panchayat took part in the training. “They were given training on how to easily manage various apps and do online transactions on computers. The 10-day training was organised free of cost for people above 60 years of age in the panchayat,” the officials said.

The training specifically focused on helping the senior citizens learn how to use apps and computers for banking, communication and digital payments. “Majority of them are eager to learn. We want them to become more independent. Digital literacy not only makes their life smooth, comfortable, and easier but also keeps them in the mainstream of society,” the officials added.

One Comment

  1. Dr.Thangiah October 18, 2023

    Useful to all senior citizens

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kerala’s Enchanting Beaches for Destination Weddings Kerala’s Captivating Hill Stations for Your Summer Escapades Conquering Cerebral Palsy: Dr. Nanda’s Journey of Perseverance and Compassion This Kerala youth with rare genetic condition fought body shaming to succeed in life 4.5 acres of barren land into farm: 3 friends’ organic farming venture in Kerala Do not discard used cooking oil: Learn about Kerala RUCO Project At 61, this retired Kerala professor is dancing her way to her dream Muslim percussionist’s Sopana Sangeetham at Kerala temple How 7 Friends in Kerala Built a Dam, Powered a Hospital Special Olympics Victory of Kerala’s Handball Champion