Volunteers who started the IT Hub in 2000
Chinese New Year gathering for 'loh hei'.
IT Hub started with desk top computers
My class had more gentlemen than ladies before
Tuitoring the senior citizens
From desk top to lap top computers. Now my class has more ladies than gentlemen
A member was enjoying free hot coffee
'A thorn among the roses' was guided by a lady tutor
Another volunteer tuitor guiding a senior citizen
This is my class. I volunteer my service on a Wednesday only. I have 2 helpers to assist me. As shown in the above pictures most of the learners were senior citizens. They came not only to learn new skill but also to socialise. Internet surfing is good for the elderly as it stimulates their minds. When we first started there were many gentlemen in my class. Today, only a hand full is left. What has happened to the men?
Last month I chatted with a senior citizen (younger than me) in a bus. He was not IT literate, so I encouraged him to come to my class. He agreed as the IT Hub was near his destination (temple) at Waterloo Street. By then, the class had already started by my two helpers. I opened the class room door and ushered him in. When he saw the members were all ladies, he turned back and bolted. I could not believe my eyes. Why?