GIZ + iLab ICT for small business training; a milestone in Liberia's road transport sector capacity
A training organised by German Development Corporation in Liberia (GIZ) and implemented by iLab. The course introduces Information Communications and Technologies (ICT) to Liberian contractors, 30 persons from the transport sector are trained on computer basics, data cu-ration and storage, Internet basics, Email etiquette how to create and manage their Facebook business page and how to use Open office tools for basic expenses and sales using Libre Office; a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The training will benefit the participants in various ways:
•Accurate tracking and recording of their business or projects
•Global marketing/ advertising of their business
•How to communicate with their clients via email
•How to use the internet for research on prices and ways to improve on already existing business/service
The training is actually on a slow pace because some of the trainees have absolutely no knowledge on computer which is quite challenging for us.
Having 2 sessions; 15 persons in one session, the training will last for 2 hours every Tuesday to Friday for 4 weeks after which successful participants will proceed to the intermediate course.
We at iLab believe that Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) can play a key role in the growth and development of Liberia.