In honour of Safer Internet Day, celebrated worldwide, the CPL Foundation said its Cyber Sawe PNG Training for young people in Buka, Bougainville, was a success.
The Cyber Sawe PNG project is part of the CPL Foundation’s main goal to help women and girls in Papua New Guinea get a better education and more power.
The project aims to teach children, especially young girls, more about computer technology and staying safe when using mobile phones and computers to access the internet.
Over 30 young people participated in the two-day workshop on February 18th and 19th. They learned about Cybergames, Physical Security, Digital Traces, Cyber Safety, and Coding.
Athan Kopar and Samuel Dakulala from CPL, who ran the workshop, said they were happy with how the training turned out.
“Most of the participants had never learned this before, but they were all interested in the training and took advantage of the chance to tell their friends and families what they had learned,” the trainers said.
Regional Member for Bougainville Peter Tsiamalili Jr., Raibro Construction, Jacks of PNG, and Vodafone Papua New Guinea helped pay for the workshop.
Mr. Tsiamallili stressed how important it is to teach cyber security in this day and age, saying, “I’m glad this project is happening, and I’d like to thank CPL and the CPL Foundation for bringing this training to Buka. We hope that more training like this can happen in the future.”
The Cyber Sawe Training started in 2022 in Port Moresby. One of the main goals of the CPL Foundation is to give women and girls more power by giving them access to education and literacy programs, better health care, and economic opportunities.