‘Silver Surfers’ get online

Conor O'Hare assists Lee Mitchell at the Business in the Community event held in Glengormley Library   INNT 21-432-RM
Conor O'Hare assists Lee Mitchell at the Business in the Community event held in Glengormley Library INNT 21-432-RM

BUSINESS volunteers were on hand at Glengormley Library on May 20 to help and provide invaluable advice to those trying to get to grips with new technology and learn how to surf the internet.

Organised by Business in the Community, the free web training day for over 50s attracted an enthusiastic crowd of ‘Silver Surfers’.

The Glengormley event was just one of more than 50 free IT sessions organised at libraries across Northern Ireland.

“My department has been running this event for eight years now, helping Silver Surfers to set up an email account and send emails, bank online, shop and much, much more. This event is a really effective way of engaging and encouraging those who may feel less comfortable using the internet,” said Finance Minister Sammy Wilson.

“One of the websites people saw on the day is www.nidirect.gov.uk. It shows how we have been making it as easy as we can for people to find and use government services and information online,” he added.

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