As a regional office of the Trade Unions of Russia, "Softsprof" launched a social project "Grandma-online, Grandpa-online" to promote computer literacy to older adults and disabled persons free of charge. The project trains elderly volunteers to teach their other elderly students to learn computer skills to navigate the internet, communicate via Skype, make personal e-mail boxes and create personal page on social networks. The social project prevents older persons from social isolation in a digital society.
The project was arranged through collaboration among the regional branch of the NGO "All-Russia Society of Deaf People" and the Northern (Arctic) Lomonosov Federal University with a grant from the Federal Government. To promote online education among pensioners, volunteers assist older persons to learn to adapt to the life in a digital community. In 2012, the classes were planned for three times a week, for 6 weeks.