Tea & Tech is a project run in conjunction with the Barnet Rotary Club, which started in May 2016. Designed to help retired and semi-retired people cope with key areas of new technology, a group of local volunteers assist residents to follow the specifically-designed custom instructions, moving on to everyday application tasks. The project uses a suite of laptop computers, donated by Rotary and other organisations, in the purpose-built IT area.

Course subjects
We have covered a range of subjects in the three-plus years it has been running:

  • Windows Basics
  • Windows 10
  • Setting up wifi
  • How to use a mouse
  • Online services, such as search, shopping, etc

We are really so lucky. The centre created in Barnet, called Hope Corner, by Dollis Valley, where people can go to attend various classes and have a lovely cup of coffee and a chat is perfect for us more ‘mature students’.
I have been attending some IT classes on a weekly basis, with a small group of mature people, just like myself, and have learned an awful lot. The trouble with computers is that they move a lot faster than us, mature educated humans. Technology is a tough act to follow. As my son says, never stop learning. This is what I intend, whether the information that goes into our head has the ability to keep it there for longer than a certain term, remains to be seen.
I am just happy that I have been given the chance to attend.
Let us have more PLEASE.

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