November 1, 2002
02-385

University students help school age children with computer skills

The Valdosta State University chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) are helping school age children in the Ora Lee West housing project with their homework and instructing them on the basic functions of the computer and how to use the Internet.

The program helps students gain confidence in the value of their work and their ability to use technology. Each class is held on Tuesday and Wednesday night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ora Lee West community building, located on Ann Street. The classes will continue until Nov. 13 and then resume in January.

VSU's SIFE team consists of more than 110 students, who work on a local, national and international level to unite schools, businesses and communities to spread the knowledge of free enterprise.

Last year VSU's SIFE team was named third runner-up in the RadioShack SIFE National Competition, in the four-year division, at the 2002 SIFE USA National Exposition, in Kansas City, Mo.