120 kids will now have the opportunity to learn about cyber security during the term 1 holidays, after the CPL Foundation in partnership with renowned Australian Cyber Expert Organization Kids SecuriDay, launched the Cyber Sawe PNG School Holiday Training for Internet Safety today at the Datec Learning Centre in Port Moresby.
“I want to thank the CPL Foundation for bringing such an initiative to the country for the first time. This whole initiative is to educate Papua New Guinean children about cybersecurity,” CPL Group CEO Navin Raju said.
Mr Raju states that with the rapid advance of technology in the country, the young generation will be exposed to the digital world much quickly and it is important to teach them how to navigate safely through in this world.
“Access to internet is wide and exposure to various forms of social media such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok and other social media that is available to our young kids, can have its risk. Therefore, we see the importance of the awareness of our program.”
CPL Group believes that partnering with cyber expert organizations from first world countries is the key to support the young generation learn about cyber security.
“It is quite easy for us to learn from Australia, to give us some awareness of what kids in the first world country are facing. We can learn from them and make our children aware,” Navin Raju said.
One of the CPL Group Values is to be responsible, not just to the country, but also to the people and with this initiative, they are contributing to the nation’s building in the I.T world.
“More than 300 kids applied to be part of this program. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate 120 participants. But to these 120 participants of this school holiday training, I can assure you that you will have a lot of fun whilst you learn.”
The holiday training commences tomorrow (12/4/2022), at the Datec Learning Centre at Telikom Rumana, in Waigani where 24 kids will take part in the program each day, up until the last day on Saturday.