The classes we run at the computer learning program are all inclusive and of mixed age and ability, separated into youth and adult sessions. We focus on children and adults who may otherwise not have access to a computer, giving them the opportunity to build a positive skill set, gain confidence in their abilities, and empower themselves for the future.
Sovereign House Gh started the Computer Learning Programme for children in Salford, Greater Manchester. It’s a story with many plot twists, that are still being continued today. It’s the story of how one woman, Irene – Founder of Sovereign House Gh, saw a need and made something happen. Sovereign House Gh works to empower and improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Irene and her husband, after relocating to Greater Manchester, were heartbroken to hear of the poverty affecting families in Salford, one of the most deprived areas in Britain, and were desperate to do something about it. They could see the untapped potential in the children of Salford, and this drove them to create change.
Our classes are run mainly by volunteers; aimed at positively impacting into the lives of the children. Our classes have boosted the confidence of the children and helped them develop a can-do attitude, belief in themselves, and is giving them the foundational skills to empower them for the future. We keep the class small to ensure each child understands the computer program they are learning. Also, we recognise that you are never too old to learn new things, and it is important to provide the opportunity to acquire vital digital job skill to adults as well, who may not have had access to such lessons in the past.
Most of the project is on a voluntary basis: We’re a team of dedicated volunteers, helping children and adults to develop their computer skills to a standard at par or above their peers. By encouraging the students and giving them the tools and guidelines that prompt them to realise they can do things independently, we build their confidence and help develop a ‘can-do’ attitude. We have the best team to create outstanding results.
Today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. Creating impact in their lives will yield rewards for now and the future. If you have a passion for teaching IT skills to children and adults, or supporting them as they learn, come along and join our enthusiastic team.
Funding from The Community Fund, VRU Fund – GMCA & NHS Salford CCG with support from Salford CVS has supported the project.