What is IT Education
IT Education specializes in delivering free technology education programs to underserved communities throughout Malaysia as part of a holistic IT solution to alleviate poverty. Our IT Education programs range from the most basic community-based IT curriculum to advanced government certified technician programs.
IT Education supports SOLS Tech and Project 100 initiatives by assigning volunteers to support Project 100 community centers nationwide through free basic IT Education. While SOLS Tech ensures that underserved communities have access to computers, IT Education ensures that these computers are being used in a manner that has maximum positive impact on the community.
Why does IT Education matter?
- Necessary to be able to find and apply for most jobs.
- Necessary for higher education and self-learning.
- Relevant subject, which the youth of today can relate to.
- Makes learning more interactive and exciting.
- Good understanding of the Internet essentially gives you access to unlimited information and endless learning possibilities.
Basic IT Program
A 4-6 week community-based program, this program teaches the fundamentals of typing, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Windows and Linux. Between 100-200 volunteers are placed in underserved communities throughout Malaysia. The IT classes are taught at SOLS-BMF Project 100 community centers, Youth Development Centers, as well as externally to other non-governmental organizations, welfare homes and community centers.
This government-certified skills development program is taught to full-time students enrolled at the Youth Development Center in Kuala Lumpur.
Students from the JPK program receive practical work experience conducting CPU diagnosis, data wipe, hardware repair, software installation and quality control. Placements are made for international volunteers and students from universities who want to gain experience working with IT at an international non-governmental organization.
The Digital Volunteer programs aims to identify and empower youths to volunteer for good causes via digital technology. The program seeks to recruit youths aged between 17 and 24 from universities and colleges. The youths are designated as Digital Ambassadors and are to volunteer up to 20 hours of their time over a three-month period to help an NGO of their choice to build an online presence.
No. 32 & 32-1, Jalan 8/38A, Taman Sri Sinar, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening hours are 09:00 -18:00 (UTC+08:00), Monday to Friday.
SOLS 24/7 Malaysia YDC observes all national and state holidays.