Members of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) complete Computer Course

Having recently completed a computer course conducted by the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) in collaboration with the ministry of Community Development, a group of BARP members of are now well equipped to surf the internet with ease.

Past Head master of Combermere Charles Pilgrim Collects his certificate from BARP Vice President Dame Billie Miller Tutor Cheryl Outram of Helpnet Caribbean

Participants were presented with their completion certificates by BARP Vice President Dame Billie Miller in a ceremony at the Garrison Main Guard. Dame Billie commended the efforts of those who took part, pointing out that they would no longer be intimidated by computers and would be able to use it for the “magical” tool that it is.

Proud BARP Member collects Computer Certificate from Vice President Dame Billie Miller Course Tutor Ms Cheryl Outram from Helpnet Caribbean

Chief Community Development Officer Sandra Greenidge thanked BARP for utilising the facilities of the Community Resource Centres and encouraged members graduating to let others know about the amenities available at the centres. She also encouraged students to keep using their computer skills on a regular basis and not let them go to waste.

{headtable} Chief Community Development Officer Ms Sandra Greenidge Tutor from Helpnet Caribbean Ms Cheryl Outram BARP Vice President Dame Billie Miller

Valedictorian Ryeburn Philips spoke on behalf of the course participants and highlighted the patience and dedication of Course Tutor, Cheryl Outram, complimenting her on her effective teaching manner.

{from left} Tutor Cheryl Outram; class valedictorian – Ryeburn Philips; BARP Vice president – Dame Billie Miller

In her closing remarks BARP Executive Manager Alphea Wiggins Rock underscored the point that the successful completion of this computer class proved that “you are never too old to learn”, and suggested that the graduates provided a good example for others to follow. She also congratulated Chairman of the Educational and Social activities Committee, Grace Pilgrim, for coordinating another successful educational effort on behalf of the Association.

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  1. Old friends of Grace and Charilie Pilgrim would love to say hello. Chris and Diana Barnard are with Charlotte and Hamish Nicol in Scotland. Jo and Mike Ferriss are on their way home to Felixstowe and we have been reminiscing about Barbados! We are all fit and happy and hope you are. X


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