‘FUN and PLAY while you learn’ childrens ICT courses

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'FUN and PLAY while you learn' childrens ICT coursesThanks to the collaboration of a number of Local Councils together with TCTC, a leading computer-training company, free computer courses are being offered to all Gozitan and Maltese children between the ages of 5 to 10 years old. E-TFAL is a new training vision and philosophy for this summer.

The concept is a ‘FUN and PLAY while you learn’ one, which combines the use of the computer with the internet and makes sure children will learn while they have fun.

TCTC has teamed up with local councils in Gozo to offer this unique training experience to Gozitan children between the age of 5 to 10 years. The course in Gozo is so far, the one that has been the most attended, with over 380 applications received. The training will be delivered from the TCTC training centre in Victoria.

TCTC held a meeting for all parents who applied for their children to follow the courses in Gozo. At this meeting Mr Ray Abela, Managing Director of TCTC, explained the importance for parents present to learn more about the use of ICT and Internet to help their children academically. He also pointed out that a free seminar with the name of Internet Parental Control will be organised to all parents present next month.

This meeting was also addressed by Dr Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Dialogue and Information. Dr Said expressed his appreciation towards this initiative where local councils and the private sector team up to offer a service to residents. This particular collaboration is an investment in children’s education to provide them with the necessary ICT skills as tools for their future potential, offered on a complimentary basis, added Dr Said. He thanked TCTC and Mr Abela for the opportunities given to children in Gozo especially and for the other children that will attend courses in other local councils in Malta.

TCTC has also set up a number of training centres around Malta so that this training will be offered from several localities and be closer to the residents. TCTC is offering these courses with the assistance of sponsors, local councils and schools in over 55 localities around Malta and Gozo. It is anticipated that by the end of this month more than 5000 children will have registered to attend any of these courses at their locality.

Through the course, children will be guided through the official portal www.etfal.com, which will also be used to improve their academic knowledge in the most prominent academic subjects.

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