Kathryn Loughnan

Name: Kathryn Loughnan
Where: UK
What she does: Teacher
Impact: Greater digital literacy amongst older people
Website: http://www.internetrangers.blogspot.com/
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.

One Response to “Kathryn Loughnan”

  1. Jessica September 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    This woman is an inspiration, her story has motivated me to do more as a teacher!

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