Digital Champion stories

Noella is a Digital Champion for the Clarion Housing Group. She has been helping other parents in Croydon with improving their digital skills at her daughter’s school. The school has allowed her to use their IT suite and she meets her learners there before the start of the school day.

Noella is pictured here helping another Mum to set up an email account and search for jobs online. Noella is keen to find work in computing and is hoping to start helping out with the IT lessons at the school.

Noella felt that the training she received through the Digital Champions Network really helped her to gain confidence in her role as a Digital Champion:

“Before I started I felt that I couldn’t pass on what I know to anyone as I didn’t have any training on how to teach. The online courses showed me how to prepare myself beforehand so that I could give a good training session and now I feel much more confident about giving people they help they need.”

“The advice I can give to anyone who would like to become a Digital Champion is to go for it. It’s not just about helping others but also helps you too; by growing your confidence, improving your communication skills and developing your own digital knowledge too!”

There are currently over 120 Clarion volunteer Digital Champions across the country helping people to gain confidence with using digital technology and being online.