Saheli South Shore completed its first successful computer class semester in the Fall of 2015. The classes were enthusiastically created in collaboration with all of the library staff and assistant director, Clayton Cheever. The classes focused on a basic introduction to web browsing, resource finding, electronic correspondence, letter writing, as well as budget charts using Microsoft word and Excel.
The classes were opened by Gouri Banerjee, Saheli Board Chair. At the end of the semester, she, along with Clayton Cheever awarded the class with certificates of completion. Saheli’s South Shore Coordinator, Vandana Sharma coordinated and led the curriculum to be taught in conjunction with three volunteer teachers, two class monitors and three teachers aide.
Saheli’s volunteer teachers were Priyanka Gupta, Aseem Kulkarni, Roopal Jain, Sreedevi Kambhampati, Aurpita Roy, Kosha Divatiya, Veer Shah and Poonam Yadav. They received certificates of facilitation at the end of the semester. Without them the computer class could not have been a success. In total fifteen people registered for the Fall semester, and eight graduated with certificate of participation, and a higher level of basic computer knowledge that will help them fulfil their own personal goals.
The Spring semester of computer classes is scheduled to begin on March 2nd. The first few weeks will cover computer basis again, and then in April, the class will move up to intermediate. Please check the library calendar for registration links or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer credits.