Application Is Now Open For The Teruko Ikeda ICT Training 2017

The Japan Braille Library is now accepting applications for the 14th Teruko Ikeda ICT Training 2017. There will be 2 programmes this year i.e. 1 Intermediate Level and 1 Advance Level. For Intermediate Level Programme, participants should arrive in Penang, Malaysia on  Saturday 24 June and return home on Monday 10  July 2017. As for the Advance Level Programme, participants should arrive in Penang, Malaysia on Friday 8 July and return home on Sunday 23 July 2017.

All the participants for both the programmes will participate in a Leadership Empowerment Workshop from 8 - 10 July 2017.  This workshop intends to allow the participants to discover and improve their leadership qualities with the view of preparing them to be future leaders in the work for persons who ar blind or with visual impairment in their respective countries.

In the Intermediate Level Programme, participants will learn more about the Windows 10 Operating System, NVDA Screen-reader, MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Internet Browsing, E-mailing and Social Medya such as Facebook. Other topics can be included based on the request from the participants.

As for the Advance Level Programme, participants should already have knowledge in Windows 10 Operating System, NVDA Screen-reader and some experience in blogging. Trainees will learn to create their own website, Internet radio streaming, music editing and creating DAISY books.

This programme is offered to Participants who are blind or with visual impairment from countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, possess basic computer skills, reasonable level of English proficiency, between 18 – 35 years old as at June 2017, healthy, able to live independently and able to travel to Penang by themselves.  Interested applicants should seek recommendation from the ex-participants of the Teruko Ikeda ICT Training Programme or go through your local organisation for and of the blind.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. The announcement of successful applicants will be made at the end of March 2017. The decision of the Selection Committee is final and we will not entertain any appeal.

Interested applicants should download the application form and Knowledge Assessment form here.  Completed application form and Knowledge Assessment Form  should be e-mail directly to Ms. Christina Anne Lau, representative of the Japan Braille Library  at christinalmk@gmail.com

The closing date for receiving applications is 28 February 2017. Successful applicants shall be notified by e-mail. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Thank you.