By : SHALINA ROSENI
OSINDAK or Sinda, information technology is shining on Tenom, a rural district deep in the interior of Sabah about 194 km (120.5 miles) away from Kota Kinabalu. Sinda in Murut means shine.
Tenom is home to about 60,000 people; half of whom are indigenous Muruts. A two-day Sinda-iT programme last week brought young and old together all eager to know what computer technology has in store for them.
Sinda-iT comes under the Aramai-iT programme of the ministry of resource development and information technology. It is targeted at youth aged between 10 and 18 who form about a quarter of Tenom’s population.
Some 250 of them from four villages learnt not only how to play computer games, but they got a thrill of working with Microsoft Office software, knowing the outside world at a click of a mouse and getting a feel of gadgets such as digital cameras, iPads and iPhones. (Insight Sabah)