By Tanvi Devimane & Deepika Madan
Saheli Board Member, Deepika Madan runs a Computer Literacy class at the Waltham Public Library two times a year, once in Spring and another in Fall. She is assisted by Saheli Volunteers, Tanvi, John and Owen and Library Staff, Laura and Todd. This year the Spring Session ran from March 4th to May 20th. As we all know, the best way to learn computer technologies is actually practicing it. Hence the curriculum for the class is designed with a significant amount of hands-on activities. Due to a generous donation of laptops by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care earlier in the year, we were able to offer each student an individual laptop to use during class. Within a short twelve weeks, we saw our students, who had very little computer skills at the start, end the course with the knowledge on how to use the Internet, Email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. At the end of the sessions, our six students thanked Saheli by giving VERY generous donations.
The Fall session will start mid-late September. If you’re interested in attending the session, please register with the Waltham Public Library starting in August. If you’re interested in volunteering to help teach the classes, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and Deepika Madan at email@example.com