The ICT Committee together with the OERB, Oshwal College and the VOC Board has successfully rolled out the E-School project.
E-School has been started to teach our community members how to use computers and in particular learn use of the internet for communication and research.
The classes have been held successfully with lots of enthusiastic “pupils”. Lots of senior citizens within the community have attended the E-School and managed to learn how to use the internet for research and Email for communication with their children and grand children.
We have run two successful sessions and the third session is under way – again with very enthusiastic learners. There have been many requests for other schools – English School, Mobile School. We are already looking and planning for these and will be launching these as soon as the modalities have been worked out.
The ICT Committee would like to thank the VOC Board to let us hold this very important project, the OERB for the special subsidised rates and the 2 PCs they donated to the Senior Citizens Lounge at the Mahajanwadi, the Oshwal College for the use of the facilities and the teachers and the various volunteers who have helped us with the various sessions.
Our aim is to get all community members young and old conversant with the latest technology and means of communication to keep them alive and in line with growing trends of this modern world that we live in.
Learning is not only for the young but also for the elderly and let’s learn and have fun at the same time be able to communicate better and learn more from the various resources in the world that are open to us.

E-School update - OCT 2012:


Oshwal Seniors E-School


A novel idea was borne by the Information & Technology Committee (ICT) of Visa Oshwal Community to start an E-School for our seniors. With the support of Oshwal Education & Relief Board & Oshwal College with their very able tutors, we went ahead and the 1st batch started in July, 2010.

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Ist Batch in July, 2010


……. There is a new batch almost every 3 weeks, which consists of about 12-15 people. The age range of students is quite varied between 50-80 years mainly. There have been a few 83, 82, 81 yrs old who have attended this class, which is commendable.

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Professionals, Seniors attending the course

The Basic course equips them with basic computer, email & word skills, a must in today’s day & age. For those who want to learn more who want to further polish their E-skills, we have the Advance course which teaches more of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint skills, Usage of internet, Skype, use of flash disks. About 300 students have have enrolled to date.


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What they learn!

Lots of housewives, and even professionals have benefitted from these courses.

The staff at Oshwal College have the passion & patience to teach the seniors & have done a wonderful job in doing so. Being ever so inspiring to their students and showcasing the E-world to them.

Each member is given a certificate of participation by Oshwal College. The participants are so fascinated with what they learn & are ever so grateful to the community for giving them this modern, learning opportunity. They could not believe how communication through email is so easy and fast, with just a click.

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A typical class in session

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Session Details:

The last batch for the E-School Computer Classes for Senior Citizens was held in October 2012 for a duration of 10 days.  (19th Batch).

First 15 people to register shall qualify for the classes.
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Oshwal College, 2nd Parklands Avenue, Nairobi.
Subsidized rate: BASIC - K.Shs. 1,000.00 ONLY, ADVANCED - K.Shs. 1,500.00 ONLY.
To confirm your place register your names at the VOC office and make the payment.

Photos from the E-School:

Advanced Computer Class - 8th Batch - Ended 08.10.2012

1st Bach Class in Session

Concentrating hard on the task at hand

The Teachers Eric & Charles & Pradeepbhai (ICT Committee Chairman)

Seniors learning Computers

Pradeepbhai Giving a talk to the Seniors




 TESTIMONIALS (From Senior Students):

"We offer our heartiest congratulations for providing such a wonderful opportunity to the Old Age Pople, to learn basic knowledge of Computer. You all Committee members and oshwal College Staffs really deserve heartiest congratulations. God bless you. We pray god to give you more and more inspiration to do same type of community works in future Best" - Mansukhlal Savla


"Hi i enjoid my classes learnt how to send email and how to recev email and how to read news. thankyou" - Naviin shah


"Hello Ellaben, We are enjoying computer classes very much. Yesterday we learnt how to browse which was very interesting. i would like to thank you once again for organising computer classes for elderly people like us. Please keep it up. thank you" - Bharti


" Hello All, we all thank Ellaben for organising these classes for us. We are really enjoying the classes. Hope we will be able to do much more than e-mail. We will ask her to continue this classes as we are eager to learn more. I am sending four pictures with this e-mail so please confirm on getting the pictures as we are learning how to attach files with email. Best wishes." - Nirmala


We really enjoyed the class very much. learnt more things in microsoft word which i didn't know about.Glad that i entered the class
sudha - July 2011

I have been attending the advance computer class at the Oshwal College since last two weeks and I have found it very useful. Thank you for affording this oportunity to me.
Usha - July 2011

We are very gtateful for the computer classes you have kept for the senior citizens.
Latta Shah - July 2011

We have really enjoyed the adult computer classes at Oshwal College. Thank you for the initiative.
Deepak Gada - July 2011

Thanks for conducting these classes.It was excellent, but for advance classes we need more than ten lessons.Hope you will take this point in consideration.
Rekha K Shah - July 2011


Thank you for making it possible to learn IT at Oshwal College.  I have one request.  Please try and extend the Advanced Class by another week.

Rashmika Shah - OCT 2012