NSCAG and Computer Aid send computers to Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Students attending their first training session

Students attending their first training session

NSCAG have joined forces with Computer Aid International in a project to provide computers to the National Workers' Front, FNT. The project, which has been generously supported by the National Union of Teachers and the UIA Charitable Fund, will allow the FNT to establish and maintain a computer laboratory in their training centre. The facility will be available to all of the FNT's affiliated unions. Training will be carried out by teachers in the FNT's training arm, IHFOCATT, which focuses in particular on poor and vulnerable communities.

The project is specifically designed to ensure that trade union members have the Information and Technology (ICT) skills to enable them to improve their access to employment, increase their income and enhance their effectiveness as trade unionists. The project will take place over three years. In year two, ICT provision and training will be rolled out to FNT regional offices and union leaders. This will develop organisational capacity and increase the ability of affiliated unions to represent marginalised and disadvantaged workers. In year three, the project will be rolled out to local union and community-based orgaisations.

For further information about the project and how you can help, please contact Ludovic Gautier at Computer Aid on ludovic@computeraid.org or telephone 020 8361 5540.

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