Archive for January, 2011

Training at KFB concludes

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

During a session A participant trying a hand at typing

An aged participant learning computer Never too late to learn

 

The computer training programme conducted by Insight at Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB) office in Thiruvananthapuram came to a gainful close with an exam on 18 January 2011. The course that began on 5 January 2011 was attended by 35 visually challenged people from various parts of the state. Most of the participants were above the age of 40. The highpoint of the programme was that majority of the students had minimal formal education. One among them had never attended school. Though he learned the keys, he had no idea what to type but could effectively make use of various other applications. To the participants, computers were a new channel for communication and learning. On the concluding day they expressed their willingness to learn more about the technology.

 

Insight demo at Akshaya meet

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Insight staff doing the presentation

Around 175 Akshaya entrepreneurs were given an account of the activities and programmes implemented by Insight at Vanashree Building, Forest Office in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 January 2011. The talk and demonstration was held in association with the monthly meet of Akshaya entrepreneurs. Dr. B Sukumar, regional director, IGNOU, Dr. C K Peethambaran, E-Krishi consultant, Sri. Unnikrishnan, KNRK administrative officer and Sri. Reju Tomlal, district coordinator, Akshaya, were the guests at the function. Representatives of Intel, Axis bank and Western Union also took part.

 

Training programme at KFB inaugurated

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Ommen Chandy addressing the audience Starting the presentation

Happy Kumar addressing the audience Audience attending the function

Honorable Leader of the Opposition Sri Oommen Chandi inaugurated the computer training programme for the visually challenged provided by Insight at Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB) on 5 January 2011. The course would be held at KFB state office in Thiruvananthapuram.The opposition leader, during his inaugural speech, vouched to do his best for the progress of visually challenged people in the state. Sri Happy Kumar Kunnukuzhi, Deputy Mayor, City Corporation and Smt Mary Pushpam, Kunnukuzhy ward councillor were also present at the event.

Class for 7th batch begins

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The seventh batch of Communication & Soft Skill Development course for the visually challenged started at Insight centre in Vellayambalam on 3 January 2011. In addition to classes on effective communication, training in ICT tools is also provided as part of the course. The participants are 20 visually challenged students from various districts in Kerala.