Alternative ICT trainers find their VOICE in Dhaka

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By Ahmed Swapan Mahmud for APCNews

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 26 March 2008

A two-day training was held by APC-member VOICE on March 18th and 19th in Dhaka on information and communication technologies, where 9 people from VOICE and other organisations participated. The objectives were to give the participants a basic theoretical overview of the main types of online media and online communication such as blogs and digital photography, and to demonstrate and practice the creation, editing, optimisation and transferral of these media for the web.

The outcomes of the training were positive as the trainees were able to have a hands-on practice on different computers and thus achieved the following tasks: to edit and resize a picture, and transfer it to the web; to create and format a document for web use; to create and edit a blog post with images and hyperlinks; and to effectively use a search engine like Google.

Two VOICE ICT interns from APC-member Alternatives, Parker Mah and Aude Leroux-Lévesque, were the trainers for this session. VOICE will perpetuate the facilitating of such trainings and will also extend them to a broader audience.

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