Digi Champs

UK wide campaign sees Pembrokeshire get more out of life online

Get Online Week 2019 will see the Digital Champions project based at POINT in Fishguard learning that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.

Get Online Week 14 to 20 October 2019, aims to give everyone the chance to make the most of the internet, no matter how confident they are online.

DATRIS, PLANED’s digital training project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund has been supporting the Digital Champions project based at POINT in Fishguard. The sessions provide free help with technology at regular drop in sessions.

Speaking about the project, DATRIS Coordinator John Ewart said: “Digital Champions started as a pilot in May 2018. Young people from across north Pembrokeshire are trained up to assist members of the community with any technology problems they may have. The public can bring their laptops, tablets and mobile phones into the sessions and receive advice and guidance with any problems. The digital champions have access to laptops at POINT to help people with internet issues ranging from internet safety, settings and emails to skype and social media.”

The sessions run on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 3.30 – 4.30pm at The Old Printworks, Parc-y-shwt, Fishguard and the sessions are open to all.

POINT Digital Champions won Community Group of the Year at the Fishguard and Goodwick Community Awards this year.

POINT provides opportunities for young people aged 11 to 25 years living in North Pembrokeshire to acquire the confidence, self esteem and skills to overcome the obstacles they may encounter on their journey from childhood to adulthood.