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Updated on: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 01:19 PM IST

Why should youngsters have all the fun? 'GetSetUp' helps older adults ace the virtual world; here's how

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@knurpselknie

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@knurpselknie

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The COVID-19 pandemic came out of nowhere and altered our lives drastically. From shopping to payments, from work meetings to celebrations, life became digital overnight.

While digital communication is convenient for tech-savvy urban youngsters and adults, it isn't so easy for the older generation. Every generation requires the internet in this age to learn things in this digital age to get work done. But if you have no young one around to teach you how to deal with the virtual world, what do you do?

In order to find a solution to this difficulty, Neil D'souza came up with 'GetSetUp'. GetSetUp.io is a pioneering learning and community platform where older adults can learn about a variety of topics through a live, interactive peer-to-peer teaching model. It aims to create economic, social and educational opportunities for older adults.

Learning Canva or Pranayama, mastering digital marketing or a hobby, GetSetUp helps older adults learn virtual skills easily.

www.getsetup.io

In a conversation with the Free Press Journal, Deval Delivala, Senior Vice President, GetSetUp said, "Everyone learns differently and especially as you age learning is more about overcoming your fear versus gaining knowledge. GetSetUp was founded with a focus on education since it always provides positive benefits. It sought to address a market that is overlooked - older adults."

Speaking further about GetSetUp's aim, Delivala says, "New tools have opened up a world of possibilities for anyone to be an entrepreneur or a creator - then why should older adults be left behind? Why not empower them? By teaching them classes on Shopify, Canva and digital marketing, we bring them into the creator economy. Once they learn some of the newer tech tools available to them, they can express themselves better and continue engaging with their communities. It’s about empowerment and relevance."

Delivala informs us that their platform has had a positive impact on numerous lives. Also, it's very easy to enroll for these classes. One can simply go to www.getsetup.io/schedule and schedule a class.

GetSetUp has localized sites in Australia and India, as well as in the U.S., and will soon launch sites in Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. For further details, you can visit www.getsetup.io.

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Published on: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 01:19 PM IST
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