In Online Centres up and down the country, Lloyds Banking Group’s trained Digital Champions are working with learners to help them develop their digital skills. Business Analyst Heather Dlamini, 33 from Leeds, is one such volunteer.
Good Things Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group have been working in partnership to develop an army of Digital Champions across the UK who have been trained to help people learn basic digital skills.
Heather is one of these volunteer Digital Champions who decided she wanted to give back to her local community at Harehills Area Learning Project in Leeds.
Heather with Centre Manager May and some of the learners at Chapeltown & Harehills Area Learning Project
Heather says: “The opportunity caught my eye because it was local and close to my home. I got in touch with May and she invited me along to help out at some of their classes.
“I did so many things with the learners, but it was mainly getting them started with the basics. Some of them were very nervous or unsure of learning digital skills, so I told them about real life examples of how the internet could make their lives easier to motivate them to use the computer.