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.
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.
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.
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.
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.