Be Connected – December

ASCCA SWADE Project Be Connected Capacity Builder

Be Connected Capacity Building project

In an exciting development for digital inclusion, we were delighted to hear the announcement from the Good Things Foundation, that the Australian government will be extending funding for the highly successful Be Connected program for another four years, taking it through 2028.

Four individuals gathered around a table in a bright office setting. A woman in the foreground wears a winter jacket and sits next to a keyboard and a stainless steel water bottle. Opposite her is another woman in a colourful striped jumper, working on a laptop. In the background, a man in a blue cartoon T-shirt uses a mobile device, while another individual with tied-back hair is seen in profile. The table has various personal items, including a lunch plate and a laptop.

The extension of the Be Connected program is fantastic news for our members, as it means continued support for digital skills programs designed for individuals over 50. This initiative has been a beacon of empowerment, enabling hundreds of thousands of Australians to confidently navigate the online world.

As we eagerly await further details on the funding extension, which are still in the process of being determined, we’re thrilled at the prospect of continuing to support our members with Be Connected projects. The commitment to fostering digital skills among seniors aligns seamlessly with our mission to empower and enrich the lives of seniors through technology.

The Be Connected program has been a cornerstone of our efforts to bridge the digital divide, and this extension sets the stage for an even brighter digital future for our community.  If you would like more information on upcoming (2024) Digital Mentor training days, or more info on Be Connected in general, contact our Lead Digital Mentor, Natika – beconnected@ascca.org.au 

Natika Hawes-Wright
Be Connected Lead Digital Mentor