Name: Kathryn Loughnan
What she does: Teacher
Impact: Greater digital literacy amongst older people
Nominated by: Servene Mouazan, CEO of Ogunte
DigiSteps bring about digital inclusion for those most alienated from modern day technologies by providing one to one training sessions for would be silver surfers. Under Kathryn’s supervision, as their teacher, the self-styled ‘Internet Rangers’, four teenagers from a school, developed a course specifically targeted at training older people. Their venture is now supported by Martha Lane Fox.
Digi Steps, a social enterprise run by school pupils who wanted to share their internet and computer skills with senior citizens in their area, are the latest winners of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.