This program is for adults 65 years+ only.
“The Digital literacy program offered by the Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society is a perfect way for seniors who have avoided Technology like the plague to be introduced to cell phones in an informal informative environment. Seniors have various reasons for not joining the technological revolution but at some point everyone faces the realization that rotary dial phones are not coming back and modern methods of communication are not only here to stay but are evolving daily!
You have to start somewhere and relying on your 14 year old grandson is not the answer. Options are limited but the Project literacy digital literacy program provides a very viable opportunity. The training consists of six one-hour sessions with a knowledgeable volunteer tutor. The sessions are very informal and cover the basics. You will learn to make and receive phone calls, send and receive texts, use your camera and get an introduction into apps, As the training is informal there is not a set curriculum and you can ask any question you like. There are no exams so those adverse to tests need not fear. The object is to learn as much as you can so you can join the revolution.
I took the training and I’m happy I did so!!”John C. Hough, Digital Learner
February Learner of the Month
Senior Digital Literacy Tutoring in the Central Okanagan
This program is for seniors who are 65 years of age or older, and who would like to improve their digital literacy skills.
Project Literacy can help with using:
- Computers, Laptops and Tablets
- Mobile Devices
- Social Media
- Spam and Fraud awareness
- Virus Prevention
One-to-one tutoring where seniors will be matched with a tutor who will assist them with their digital learning goals.
If you are interested in learning how to use your digital device, click here and complete the Become a Learner Form.
If you are interested in teaching seniors how to use their digital device, click here and complete the Become a Volunteer Form.
- PLEASE NOTE: You must be 19 years or older to volunteer with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society.
Resources to protect yourself online
Please visit the websites below to learn how to become safer while using digital devices.
Prevent identity theft online, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Website