Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) begun in June of 1998, in Moldova with the aims of providing internet access and training for targeted Moldovan professional and academic groups such as journalists and journalism students, lawyers and law students, staff members of local NGOs, governmental employees and public administration students as well as alumni of ECA exchange programs. Basically, the program was commenced at a time when there was need to expose more individuals to the internet.
Representatives of these groups participated in several training courses that IATP offered free of charge. The organization provided its audience with the opportunity to learn about the Internet and how it can serve as a valuable informational resource in professional and academic settings. For example, the training courses educated Moldovan lawyers on how they could find information about Moldovan legislation on the Internet; journalists learnt how find information on the Internet that they could use in writing news stories. Staff members of NGOs on the other hand benefited from the courses by learning how to find out about the activities of other local and international NGOs that have the same mission.
In addition to learning more about how to use the resources available online, the students were also taught on how to make use of the resources by enhancing there development such as creating websites and engaging in various web designs. To encourage them do this, the organization provided hosting solutions to a maximum of three websites that the students created.
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