Our 71 Net Worx volunteers provided one-to-one support across 17 centres to over 1,378 Londoners, helping them to develop their digital skills.

Net Worx is a volunteer-led programme designed to teach our residents how to survive in an increasingly digital world. Over 1000 people came along to our free two hour weekly sessions during 2016/17. Many of them had never used a computer and found themselves in a position where they needed to acquire digital skills to apply for jobs and welfare benefits or to simply reach out to friends or family.

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Thanks to our Net Worx volunteers, hundreds of people now feel more confident using computers and the internet, and have adjusted to doing things digitally.

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67-year-old Robert Macintosh, who attends our weekly sessions at the Sundial Centre, said: “There aren’t many programmes like Net Worx for residents within the community to learn about improving their computer skills. Net Worx was a great opportunity for someone like me to gain the computer skills I needed. I wasn’t confident using the computer. I’ve learnt how to type Word documents and shop online.

Thanks to Net Worx, I’ve also learnt how to search for information on the internet - being able to make reservation and hotel bookings. This has been a great achievement for me. If it wasn’t for the Net Worx project, I’d feel like I was locked in a cave as I wouldn’t have been exposed to learning more about the computer and the internet.”

 

Rosemarie Valeza, one of our Net Worx volunteers, said: “When my family and I moved to London last year, I wanted to expand my network and make my time more productive and useful. Through volunteering with Net Worx, I found my self-worth and felt a sense of belonging with my Net Worx team.

I know in my own small way, I can make a difference in our community by providing IT assistance to those who are in need.”

 

If you'd like to join our free computer training sessions, click here to find out more.