First Computer Class Graduates

4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM

The computer training graduates celebrate their achievement with Women in Progress volunteers.

On May 6, eight women entrepreneurs received their diplomas signifying completion of their Women in Progress’ computer training class. Volunteer Beth Davidson,  an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, created and instructed the training course. The course includes instruction on introduction to computer, Microsoft Office and Word, browsing the Internet, and typing. The eight graduates were Comfort Koomson, Florence Thompson, Elisabeth Ampiah, Emma Myers, Cecelia Quiacoo, Janet , Esther Gyepi-Garbah, and Alice Korsah. Women in Progress offers these graduates access to computers and software where they can put their  knowledge to use by keeping their business accounts on the computer.

Elisabeth receives her diploma from Beth.

Women in Progress continues to use the course developed by Ms. Davidson to teach women computer skills. There are currently over ten students being taught by four volunteers. Computer training will continue to be an important part of Women in Progress’ efforts to help local Ghanaian women grow their businesses.

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