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Jakarta Post

Disabled children cross right into borderless world

  • Anton Muhajir


Badung   /   Thu, November 26 2009   /  01:29 pm

IT savvy: Disabled children learn how to use computers and the Internet at a half-day internet training program session organized by three Bali-based foundations for the disabled. JP/Anton MuhajirTwenty-three-year-old Luh Putu Eka Swandewi was excited as she read a message in her laptop screen. Staring at her laptop screen, she read the message from Yahoo!: "Congratulations, Eka." "Hooray.I made it!" she said while raising her hands. Some of her friends in the room gave her applause. After learning how to use office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel in the previous training sessions, she was taught about the Internet. "I want to get connected with broader parts of the world to find more friends," she said. Eka and 11 other participants received congratulatory messages from Yahoo! They all successfully created their own email accounts. Along with other dis...