In accordance with Girls in Kars Move Ahead Project, computer literacy training was provided by Youth for Habitat on 10-13 March 2011 to female students staying at 3 different female dormitories and studying in secondary education in Kars.
Girls in Kars Move Ahead Project, supported under ‘Increasing School Enrolment Rates Especially for Girls‘ and aims to contribute to the continuation of girls in their secondary school educations to enable their participation in the labour market started with a press meeting in Kars organized by the project coordinator, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey – KAGİDER on 27 December 2010. After the launch of the project, a current status analysis survey implemented to about 350 girls in dormitories. The results of the surveys are being evaluated to identify the current status and understand the necessities of girls in 3 dormitories.
A trainer from Youth for Habitat, provided a computer training to girls who have been selected as fundamental computer skills trainers to make them to provide basic computer skills training to other students in the dorms. The course was organized in Sarıkamış County Public Library’s computer lab on 10-13 March 2011.The main aim of this training is to make at least 115 girls competent at basic computer skills and provide formation trainings to at least 5 girl students to make them become trainers that can give computer trainings to the other girls in the dorm.Computer trainings will continue after the installation of the computer labs in two dormitories.
Moreover, teacher trainings are also started to be performed as one of the main activities of the project. Approximately 100 teachers at 3 dormitories and schools to which the dorms are linked, are being given trainings in the areas of Communication Skills, Efficient and Productive Working Methods, Stress and Ways of Stress Handling, Professional Education and Profession, Critical Thinking Skills, and Teacher Identity Today by academic staff of the Kafkas University Education Faculty. The qualities of the teachers is aimed to be improved with these trainings; the skills of the teachers to better analyze the girl students will also improve and they shall be able to guide each student depending on their individual status, potentials, and tendencies.
The activities of the project still go on and you will be able to follow the activities from the project website to be established and announced soon.