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Get Online Week 2012 in Belarus

This year, Get Online Week was organized for the first time in Belarus. As expected, the campaign immediately became quite popular and 2.236 Belarusians completed the registration on the Get Online Week website. Both young and elderly people participated in the various activities of the campaign, found out a lot of interesting and useful information, and got new skills in using the computer and the Internet.

The Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs was the coordinator of the campaign and invited all those interested to participate and organize their own actions at the local level, using the ideas and symbols of the campaign.

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This year, Get Online Week was organized for the first time in Belarus. As expected, the campaign inmediately became quite popular and 2.236 Belarusians passed the registration at on the Get Online Week website. Both young and elderly people participated in the various activities of the campaign, found out a lot of interesting and useful information, and got new skills in using the computer and the Internet.

The Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs was the coordinator of the campaign and invited all the interested people to participate and organize own actions at the local level, using the ideas and symbols of the campaign.

Some examples of activities:

  • Registration for UNESCO Clubs e-learning courses “Generation Bridge” (for elderly people) and “Management of prevention programs for  HIV/AIDS problem” (for youth leaders).
  •  In Vitebsk  information on the use of the Belarusian internet educational resources was provided, which helped teachers from educational institutions to exchange experiences and  improve their professional competence.
  • In Smorgon (Grodno region) classes of teaching computer skills were held for a group of elderly people who got online for the first time in their life and learned about the global network resources for the elderly.
  • In Krasnoe (Gomel region) a master class called «The first click» was held at the local high school, where students helped their parents and grandparents – who never used the global network – to access the internet.
  • In Svisloch (Grodno region) a local Belarusian Red Cross Society organization conducted a training within a mini-project aimed at the participation of vulnerable groups in solving their own problems through mutual support. During the training computer literate disabled young people mastered their skills of using computer and the internet, and helped the elderly and their parents to get online for the first time in their life.
  • In Volkovysk (Grodno region) another local Belarusian Red Cross Society organization carried out a special course within another mini-project called “School yourself to kindness”, where the elderly and young disabled people had an opportunity to get online and obtain the primary skills of using the global network for the first time.

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