75 teens complete web design summer camp

August 23, 2017
Winners of the FLOW Foundation Summer Web Design Camp competition. From left: Yakini McLeod, Serena Sterling, and Kerina Wellington are joined by Shelly-Ann O'connor, executive assistant at the FLOW Foundation and Alicia Gentles ( back row), executive director of the Multicare Youth Foundation.

Over the past five weeks, a total of 75 teens hailing from several communities in east Kingston and other areas participated in the annual summer web design and computing camp hosted by the FLOW Foundation.

The camp was held at FLOW's Learning Centre, located at its corporate offices, and culminated at its cybercentre located at Breezy Castle, downtown Kingston.

Throughout the period, students between the ages of 13 and 17 years old were introduced to basic computing skills and taught how to develop websites as part of the programme's curriculum.

They were also exposed to safe practices while navigating the Internet.

"We are thrilled to be able to give these youngsters the opportunity to learn computer skills and get training in website development. We hope they will embrace what they have learnt and begin to see information technology as a viable path for career development," shared Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation.

To conclude the camp, the students participated in a web design competition which helped to sharpen their presentation and public-speaking skills.

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