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25/02 2011

Training of Trainers on HP LIFE program in Tula


HP-LIFE/GET-IT TOT (Training of trainers) has finished in Tula, Russia.  Nine representatives of ORT-KesherNet Training Centers for women have become certified GET-IT Trainers. Now thousands of women in Russia and Belarus have possibility to study how to use new technologies in small business.

It is interesting that TOT organized by two NGOs ORT and Kesher was held at the same time when representatives of these organizations participated at the 55th Meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations Headquarters in New York. (

The program carried out by ORT within the frames of program HP LIFE in particular aimed for overcoming digital divide. Now, after the seminar, there are more women (as, however, representatives of other layers of socially unprotected population in Russia and Belarus) will have an opportunity to get acquainted with examples of use of information technology in small business.

In Tula on the basis of the Training center ORT-KesherNet the future teachers of program HP LIFE was trained. The seminar was organized in a computer class which has been presented in 2009 by HP Company to our colleagues from Tula within the frames of HP GET-IT program.

Training was conducted by trainers Violetta Berestova (teacher, ORT-KesherNet Centre, Tula) and Sergey Gorinskiy (ORT Russia Director), certificated as Masters.

Participants of the seminar were not passive listeners only, but prepared fragments of classes independently and show the skills they had got.

9 representatives of the training centers of ORT-KesherNet from Russia and Belarus in some days become the certificated trainers of the program, intended to help people who want to open their own business. The technique and instructional materials of the program of training are developed by MEA-I by HP application.

The main goal of the given training course is to promote listeners attention of to interrelation of actual problems of business and technological decisions.

In the course of the analysis of the received information listeners can estimate close connection of application of certain technology for their business and to calculate their costs and benefits.

Sergey Gorinskiy, ANO "ORT" Director

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