Technology has gradually become more integrated into our lives and being digitally literate is essential for various aspects. “Get Online Week” is an annual campaign organised by The Good Things Foundation in recognition of bridging this digital divide.
The campaign aims to reach out to individuals who may face barriers to digital inclusion, such as seniors and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The campaign encourages them to enhance their online confidence and empowers them with new knowledge in what can sometimes be an overwhelming space.
During Get Online Week, YCC will run a free work shop session on Wednesday 18th October, where community members can book in and be taken through a tutorial with a digital mentor. It’s a great opportunity to learn essential skills such as online banking, web browsing, using social media and cyber safety. These classes are particularly beneficial for older members who may have limited exposure to using an iPad, tablets or smart phones, and have been reluctant to learn.
YCC has also extended their commitment to this initiative by offering a Free 10 week ‘Learn How To Use Your Digital Device’ program as part of their Learn Local ACFE courses. By helping the community increase their skill set in this area, it opens opportunities for social participation, staying connected with loved ones as well as employment opportunities.
To book into YCC’s ‘Get Online Week’ session on the 18th October or into their 10 week Learn How to Use Your Digital Device program, see below flyers or check out their website: