Ehsan organizes an online learning program for seniors

DOHA: Empowerment and Elderly Care Center (Ehsan), one of the centers under the wing of Qatar Social Work Foundation, which operates under the Ministry of Social Development and Family , organized an e-learning program, which is being held for the seventh consecutive year in cooperation with the Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada).

This year’s program is dedicated to educating seniors on the important applications of smart devices.

The training workshop was conducted for a number of elderly men and women on the Google Map application, to let them know how to get around using the program search function, and how to search and solicit at their needs: facilitate the satisfaction of their needs and the strengthening of their independence and autonomy.

The e-learning program will also include two training workshops during the month of October in cooperation with Qatari delivery company Snoonu, where 50 elderly women will be trained on the company’s app, to facilitate uptake. remote charging of a variety of their needs. .

The head of the design and preparation department of the center Zainab Al Kuwari, underlined the concern of the center over the past seven years to diversify its programs and to ensure that the greatest number of elderly people benefit from the workshops, which led to an increase in the number of enrolments. and attendance.

Al Kuwari explained that Ehsan always seeks to select programs that benefit the elderly, hence the coordination with Mada and Snoonu to train the elderly on Google Map and Snoonu.

Al Kuwari added that this year’s e-learning program started in mid-September and will end in mid-October, aiming to educate as many seniors as possible on these important applications.

It should be noted that the e-learning program aims, in its general framework, to facilitate the use of technology for the elderly, making them benefit from modern technologies and integrating them into their lives.

This is part of Ehsan’s efforts to strengthen recognition of the role of older people and their contributions to social, economic and cultural development in Qatar.

Ehsan works to empower older people, supporting their active participation in all areas, raising awareness in society about their basic rights and issues, and working on intergenerational communication.

Norma A. Roth