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Senior citizens from Tampines learn how to use the Internet at IDA's IT bootcamp

Published on Mar 19, 2014 12:44 PM

Sharing photos on Facebook, chatting online and using the Google search engine were some things that senior citizens from Tampines learnt from students at a bootcamp on Wednesday.

An initiative under the Infocomm Development Authority's (IDA) Silver Infocomm Initiative, the Constituency Intergenerational IT Bootcamp aims to help senior citizens familiarise themselves with computers and the Internet by having students aged 10 to 18 to guide them in information technology lessons.

The boot camp this year, jointly organised by the IDA, Tampines GRC, People's Association Active Ageing Council and 15 schools in the Tampines district, has drawn 348 senior citizens - the largest number at the constituency level.

Last year, the bootcamp was held over one week at schools in Ang Mo Kio GRC and more than 250 senior citizens and students participated in it.

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