Lodha Group has conducted computer and smart phone training for over 1,200 senior citizens covering around 50 buildings and 5 Clubs in Mumbai.
INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: In today’s fast-paced world, it is becoming extremely challenging and even more perplexing for senior citizens of our community to keep pace with life today. Not only do senior citizens feel displaced in light of today’s technological advancements, but they find it increasingly difficult to communicate effectively with their loved ones. Instead of feeling valued, they end up feeling more disconnected from the ones they love. This widening generational gap can seem frightening, and most people do not know how to bridge it.
The Lodha Foundation has taken a step in this direction towards empowering senior citizens to communicate more effectively. As part of its Education Initiative, Lodha Foundation recently initiated Computer and Smart Phone Training for Senior Citizen Members of Housing Societies and Clubs in South Mumbai. The main objective of this course is to enable people to use technology to better communicate and educate themselves.
The course is offered free of cost to all senior members in Mumbai, which include men over 50 years and women over 45 years of age. No doubt, this Initiative has been well received by all senior citizens alike, and the numbers speak for themselves. Since June 2013, Lodha Group has conducted computer and smart phone training for over 1,200 senior citizens covering around 50 buildings and 5 Clubs in Mumbai.
There are countless individual stories of success: a 92-year old woman, for instance, expressed her joy to be able to now communicate effectively on her own through Skype with her granddaughter in Delhi. The eldest lady trained through this program is 96 years of age, proving that age is no bar. Trainings have also seen the likes of celebrity Tarla Dalal at Welington Club and Home Minister RR Patil as well as other senior members of the NSCI and Radio Club. Malabar Hill Club has already participated in 4 batches and have requested for more.
The course is of a minimum five-day duration, conducted for two hours daily. At present, trainings have expanded to five prominent areas namely Malabar Hill, Kalbadevi, Colaba, Worli, Sewri and Byculla. At least two buildings of the said area are trained on a weekly basis. On average about 200 senior citizens are trained every week in batches of 10-20 participants. Clone Futura, appointed by Lodha Foundation, has invented this innovative course to provide computer training in just 8 hours, and ipad and smart phone training in 2 hours.
Lodha Foundation (a Corporate Social Responsibility wing of Lodha Group) is a non-profit organization registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act in March 2007 (Regi no. E-24336-U). The trust is currently undertaking various programs for the benefit of people in South Mumbai, Thane & Dombivali area.