Four students in Korea comp

Sunday October 28, 2012 Written by Published in Technology

Four students from the Cook Islands have been chosen to participate in the Global IT Challenge for Youth in South Korea this week.

The competition, which will test the students’ skills in Microsoft Word as well as Internet Explorer, takes place between October 30 and November 2 in Incheon, South Korea.

Mata Tui Nicholas and William Estall, who attend Tereora College, are joining Jamie Rennie (Nukutere College), Memory Kauvai (Titikaveka College) and inclusive education advisor Ngaria Stephenson for the competition.

The GITC competition is a part of the Incheon International Conferences on Disability (IICD), which is made up of four separate conferences each with a common focus on people with disabilities.

The conferences are the 22nd Rehabilitation International World Congress, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s High Level Intergovernmental Meeting, the Asia Pacific Disability Forum and the DPI Asia Pacific Disabled People’s Assembly.

Stephenson will also speak at the IICD conference about the proposed assistive technology framework for the Cook Islands and the importance of supporting inclusive education.

“For most people, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability it makes things possible,” Stephenson said.

The group leaves for South Korea tomorrow.

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