Community-driven Digital Excellence Hubs to deliver digital skills training for Australian youth

Save the Children’s Central West “Programming the Future” program launched a research project to celebrate International Digital Inclusion Week. The project will evaluate the impact of Programming the Future digital skills training on Australian children and youth.

The program was developed to address the digital divide faced by youth from underserved regions in the New South Wales (NSW) region. It facilitates community-driven Digital Excellence Hubs in different communities to deliver digital skills training and support services. Hubs are also equipped to spread knowledge about innovative technology resources such as robotics, 3D printing, or virtual reality.

According to Brett Mitche, Save the Children NSW Regional Coordinator, “There is a huge need for children and young people to develop digital skills but this relies on them having access to, and having strong skills in operating digital media.”

Source: Save the Children