As part of Get Online Week, which ran from 13th-19th October, communities across the region were invited to a series of creative events showcasing top tips on how to use the internet. With opportunity to get advice designed to make the most of being online, from learning how to search for employment opportunities to realising the savings that can be made through buying online.
The ‘Tea and Teach’ events, organised by Barclays’ Digital Eagles and held in partnership with investment charity, One Ark, supermarket giant, Asda, and family and community education service (FACE), took place on the first floor of Asda in Huyton from 16th-18th October.
Shoppers were urged to bring along their own devices for simple, easy to understand training. Staff members were on hand to help with any queries related to using the internet, including helping people learn how to stay safe, and to boost confidence for those unsure of how to access the correct websites.
The events were part of a national drive to increase digital inclusion for those living in the UK and are being held in conjunction with Get Online Week, which urges people throughout the country to use the web and discover useful sites designed to assist them in everyday life.
Helen Wills, group director at One Ark, part of First Ark Group, said: “This is a fantastic chance to gain free advice on how to maximise the opportunities available on the internet from a team of people who will be able to help by answering questions without using complicated jargon.
“We’re passionate at One Ark about inspiring life changing opportunities and helping people to improve their lives through digital technology and are thrilled to partner with Barclays’ Digital Eagles in hosting these events.”
The events took place during the following hours each day:
Thursday 16th October – 10am-12pm
Friday 17th October – 12pm-2pm
Saturday 18th October – 2pm-4pm
To find out more about One Ark, please visit: www.one-ark.co.uk