Elders on-line with the help of young tutors
On-line sessions continue for OfficinaDigitale – Digital Workshop, the digital and financial education programme promoted by Unicredit as part of the ESG Italy Educational Programme with the contribution of Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the participation of TechSoup and the Italian Postal Police. The objective is to promote knowledge and sue of digital tools to promote independence and the social inclusion of over-65s.
OfficinaDigitale includes two in-presence sessions at UniCredit offices or other local associations, one on-line meeting to practice acquired skills and a video that will help participants better understand what they studied in class.
The on-line meetings are held by young tutors trained by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. This week, sessions will be held from 10.30 to 12.00 with Francesco Appella, Sara Magrini and Gianmattia Mignone.
I believe technology is a process of improvement without goals and I’m happy to participate in it. I’m proud of being able to improve the lives of people participating in this project with tools they didn’t know how to use before.
Gianmattia Mignone, 25, Automation Engineering student, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Since I was a child, I have always been immersed in technology and have understood that it is indispensable to everyone. It is essential to explain its importance and teaching those who are still confused how to use it, so that as many people as possible will learn about all the incredible things it can accomplish.
Francesco Appella, 20, Economics student, University of Rome Tor Vergata
I believe technology is a necessary means that facilitates everyday life, from the simplest actions, like calculating that fastest route to a place, to the most complex ones. Moreover, it shortens distances and allows us to keep in touch with those who we do not see often. So, I can affirm that technology does not only embrace the sphere of functionality, but it also is a precious means for relationships and friendships.
Sara Magrini, 28, Robotics and Automation Engineering Master’s student, University of Pisa