Addressing the Digital Divide for Young People

Save the Children’s Central West NSW-based program, Programming the Future, is celebrating International Digital Inclusion Week by launching a research project in partnership with the Centre for Educational Research, School of Education, Western Sydney University. Programming the Future (PtF) addresses the digital divide facing young people from disadvantaged communities in regional and remote NSW.

The uni is launching a project which will assess the outcomes and impact of PtF on children and young people’s purposeful use of new and emerging technologies to promote community engagement and achieve personal and social development goals.

PtF works through facilitating community-driven Digital Excellence Hubs that deliver digital training and support services, using cutting edge technology such as coding, robotics, 3D printing and virtual and augmented reality.

Save the Children NSW Regional Coordinator Brett Mitchell said all children deserved the chance to be part of the digital revolution.

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