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Computer Literacy Program for Correctional Institute of Women (CIW)

Computer Literacy Program -The Community and Development Office (CDO) and the College of Computer Studies and Engineering – Information Technology department (CSE-IT) with the Computer Science Society (ComSoc) continued the computer literacy project we started last year in Correctional Institute of Women (CIW).  Our main goal was to give a computer learning opportunities to the women in the reformation facility that will enable them to learn skills that they can use.

We complimented the applications we taught them last year – the basic computer applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and slide presentation using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and introduced the use of Microsoft Movie Maker.  This year we taught them multimedia applications for sound and video editing based on their needs.

The CDO and CSE-IT wants to develop the computer knowledge and skills of the inmates of the CIW in multimedia application particularly in sound editing using Audacity and digital video editing using Microsoft Movie Maker.  The training was based on the needs analysis we made on the inmates.  We asked them what specific topics they want to study and they said multimedia applications on sound editing and video editing.  Accordingly, they need these skills to come up with better presentations and programs inside CIW and they will use these lifelong skills they learned, especially when they come out from the reformation facility as their livelihood resource.  They can use these skills for employment or business opportunities.