Monday, July 22, 2024
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ICT knowledge for students, senior citizens

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) organised several activities at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas in conjunction with Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022).

AITI hosted the first ever Brunei Content Festival 2022 which began with an exhibition on June 9. Participating vendors included Anak Melayu Tempatan Production House, Blue Raincoat, Canvaes, Envoy Films, Fasting Bro, Filterworks Production, Matters of Choice, Medley House Production, Midnight Media, Mix Media Worx, Relentless Entertainment, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Visionary Project.

The exhibition concluded with the Brunei Content Festival Awards Night yesterday.

AITI also organised a seminar on June 9 attended by the public including senior citizens registered under the Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PKWE), Community Development Department (JAPEM).

The first topic, ‘Healthy Ageing and Technology in Brunei Darussalam’ was presented by health education officer at the Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health Siti Munawwarah binti Awang Tahir. She presented the components of healthy ageing including the applicability of technologies, as well as the policy development perspective from the local and global context.

Panellists at the seminar hosted by Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam. PHOTOS: AITI
ABOVE & BELOW: Participants at a class for senior citizens; and children

It was followed by second presenter, Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Deputy Medical Director Dr Muhammad Hiza Wardy bin Haji Abdul Halim, with the topic ‘How Technology can support Senior Citizens’. He spoke about monitoring individuals’ well-being and staying active with the support of technologies.

The seminar concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Zulazmi bin Haji Asli from the Digital Connectivity Group of AITI.

In addition to the seminar, AITI also conducted Digital Literacy Classes for senior citizens on June 9 and yesterday. The classes introduced the fundamentals of ICT to the senior citizens.

Tech One Global, as the facilitator for the workshop, introduced Microsoft Office and its everyday functions to the participants. They were also taught on how to perform online payments on e-commerce websites, navigate the Internet and use the social media apps, as well how to protect themselves online with cybersecurity tips.

Twenty-five PKWE members of Brunei-Muara District and 46 from Tutong District attended the classes.

Code for Fun returned this year for students in Years 7 and 8 on June 9 and 10. The classes were facilitated by EduChamp Academy and were divided into three sessions – coding with micro:bit – watch kit; coding with micro:bit – robotic kit; and coding with microbit – tinker kit.

Seventy-five students from 11 government schools and nine private schools attended the classes.