Training for 150 coastal trainers on ICT and marine conservation

15:04 | 11/11/2017 Science - Technology

November 10, 2017 more than 150 trainers including teachers, officers from schools and local organizations of Ha Long city have participated in training courses on information technology (IT) and marine conservation.

training for 150 coastal trainers on ict and marine conservation

This activity is within the framework of the project "Raising Awareness of Marine Conservation and Access to Information Technology for Adolescents in need of Improvement in Coastal Living", or “Enabling Boat” project. It is jointly implemented by Center for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD), Vietnet Information Technology and Communication Center (Vietnet-ICT), with technical support and sponsorship from Microsoft.

The trainings provided trainers with knowledge and practice on basic IT and computer science, including Office 365, online safety, social networks and coding with Kodu; marine conservation and climate change adaptation. Most importantly, trainers exchanged innovative teaching methods on the basis of IT and computer science.

“Enabling boat” project was launched in Quang Ninh province in the beginning of 2017 with the aim of raising awareness and building capacity on ICT, computer science and knowledge related to climate change adaption and environmental protection for adolescents and communities in difficult coastal areas. Specifically, the project is expected to support 200 children of the resettled fishing villages and others who live in remote coastal areas without good access to learning facilities. It enables children to have the capacity to self-control, seek and promote opportunities for better lives. Students from Ha Phong, Hung Thang, Tuan Chau and Ha Khanh wards have been selected to participate in "Enabling Boat" trainings. The classes took place in schools, cultural houses of the villages or sometimes it was only a class about computer-based tutorial and basic IT knowledge for those who never used computers when they came back from the sea. All activities are carried out with the help of local authorities, educational management organizations and local youth.