Reaching the rurally isolated

Published: Sep 24th, 2013 | Author: Laura Simpson

In North West Sutherland, BT, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High Life Highland,  and Citizens Online are working together to deliver the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion, helping people across the area to benefit from gaining on line skills.

Get IT Together – North West Sutherland have generously been given two free mobile wifi devices from 3 network.

The mobile wifi is a great boost to the project as it means that the team can deliver classes in remote areas and can set up in any venue . Wherever there is space, Shona or Irene could soon be there delivering free classes to the community.

Shona, Project Co-ordinator commented, “Having access to mobile wifi will make such a huge difference to the project.  Working in such small rural communities often limits where the team can deliver classes, the new devices mean we can venture to most places now and support more learners.”

Get IT Together in North West Sutherland is supported by BT’s Connected Society programme, BT’s commitment to help people right around the world gain the skills and confidence they need to join the online community and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and High Life Highland.

For further information or to book a place on a course in North West Sutherland, please contact:

Shona Munro, Get IT Together – North West Sutherland, Project Coordinator

Email: shona@citizensonline.org.uk

Telephone: 07827 240452

 

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