THIRTY-one members of the Zimbabwe Association of the Visually Handicapped (ZAVH) graduated with certificates after undertaking a Basic Digital Skills Training Programme in Masvingo.
The weeklong workshop was organised by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe and facilitated by the Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter.
Topics covered basic to advanced skills, empowering participants with the tools to confidently navigate the digital landscape.
The programme aimed to enhance digital literacy and inclusivity, ensuring that all Zimbabweans have equal access to technology, regardless of their abilities.
In a speech read on his behalf by deputy director USF postal and courier service Tichafa Mujuru, Potraz director general, Dr Gift Machengete, said they were happy with the diverse and enthusiastic group of participants.
“We celebrate, not only the skills gained, but also the spirit of collaboration and inclusivity that has marked this journey.
“This workshop has been a remarkable experience, and it has been an honour to witness the dedication and enthusiasm of all our participants.
“In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society, digital skills have become not just a convenience, but a fundamental necessity.
“The ability to navigate the digital world is no longer a luxury, but a fundamental requirement for personal, professional, and societal growth.
“Whether you are a student, a professional, a business owner, or simply someone who wants to stay connected with the ever-changing digital world, we believe this workshop provided you with the valuable skills to navigate the digital landscape,” he said.
He said the training programme was conceived not only with the goal of enhancing digital literacy, but also with a profound commitment to inclusivity.
“Our aim is to ensure that all the people of Zimbabwe have equal access to the digital world, recognising that technology has the power to break down barriers and empower individuals to reach their fullest potential, regardless of their abilities,” he said.