IT EXCHANGE

Bringing together old and young people

Would you like to improve your computing skills? Search for information, email friends and family or get to grips with your mobile phone? Or perhaps just become more confident in going online? If so, then our I.T Exchange sessions are here to help!

IT Exchange is a computer project with a difference! Young volunteers from local secondary schools are trained and supported to help you improve your skills. You will be matched on a 1:1 basis with the volunteer and you can go at your own pace to help you achieve your individual goals.   You can use your own laptop or device or one of the school’s computers. Care is taken to match you with a young volunteer who has the appropriate skills to help you. 

“I have benefited from attend the IT Exchange project at in so many ways, gaining new skills on my tablet and mobile phone.  Now I am doing attachments, pictures,  emails, and online shopping.  I have benefited so much having that one to one with the student who was enthusiastic to teach me and enjoyed talking to me. “(E, former IT student, aged 70)

IT EXCHANGE IN ACTION

REGISTER FOR IT EXCHANGE

How to sign up:

We currently have sessions running with a number of places available. For further details and information on how to apply either email or phone Leonie on 07713937811 or itexchange@generationexchange.org.uk  We look forward to hearing from you!

WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

“ We have both learned from each other from technology to daily life. And the only major difference we’ve found in each other is that one of us has been around longer than the other!” (J, aged 67)

“The whole experience was a learning experience not only for my older person, but also for me. The sessions were fun and allowed me to gain some valuable life skills. It helped me to become a more patient, outgoing and confident person. “  (D aged 17)

“…the students do an amazing job. Their valuable work helps us to learn new skills and create a positive experience. We are able to do many things on the computer which we thought were impossible. Now I can send and receive email and see what is going on- on YOUTUBE.” H, aged 73)

“I have enjoyed the course tremendously, being 70 years old, the interaction with the sixth form student has been extremely helpful. I have found them to be polite, patient and attentive to my needs. I looked forward to my weekly sessions. Thank you once again, for helping us to develop not only our self esteem but our IT knowledge.” (B, aged 70)