In today’s day and age, the disparity among the generations are broader with latest trends and developments in the technological world. As a result, on 24th July 2019 Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) embarked on a journey to bring these generations closer together through “SLT e-Senior Programme” as a steppingstone of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. This workshop was designed to tackle and overcome issues that senior citizens face with day to day activities due to the rapid enhancements in digitization globally. The programme was conducted with the participation of a considerable gathering including retired elders.
SLT being a responsible Corporate Citizen, places an utmost importance in the development of its surrounding community as the National ICT services provider when designing policies for its network and infrastructure developments. Hence as a part of SLT’s CSR programme, the company is committed to bridging the digital divide by enhancing accessibility and affordability of ICT Technologies and services to every citizen of Sri Lanka.
This workshop was designed to be a pathway in improving their ICT communication skills. As a result, the workshop imparted the know-how of the use of internet along with e-services available in Sri Lanka to its participants in a simple manner comprising of useful links and helpful tips etc making ICT communications much closer to the older generations. Hence, this workshop enhanced the wellbeing and independence of the elderly population by making these participants a bit more tech savvy thus bringing the aged population closer to the new technologies which helped these citizens understand and relate with the tech savvy new generations.