Intern Introduction

Welcoming Anushka: ASCCA’s New Intern through the McCusker Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Anushka has joined the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) as an intern for the coming months, an opportunity made possible by the McCusker Foundation program. Anushka brings with her a fresh perspective and an eager mind, ready to contribute to our mission of empowering seniors through technology.

Anushka’s collaboration with the ASCCA Board, particularly with Jennifer, is centred on a crucial aspect of our organisation’s growth: sourcing and applying for grants. This initiative is instrumental in driving ASCCA’s aims and objectives forward, as it will provide us with the necessary resources to expand our reach and enhance our offerings. ASCCA recognises the importance of funding in nurturing and developing our community projects and educational programs. With Anushka’s support, we aim to explore new grant opportunities that align with our values and goals, ensuring that we continue to offer the best to our members.

A group photo featuring four individuals in front of a modern building with a unique yellow sculpture. From left to right, Anushka, an intern from the McCusker Foundation, is smiling, wearing glasses and a beige cardigan. Next to her is Natika, sporting a white polo with the ASCCA logo, followed by Jennifer wearing a black top. On the far right, Scott stands with a content expression, wearing a blue striped shirt. All are casually posed.

Recently, in a serendipitous turn of events, Natika and Jennifer (Jenny) found themselves in Perth concurrently. Seizing this opportunity, they arranged to meet at Centre for Accessibility offices, with CEO and ASCCA Director, Dr. Scott Hollier, whose space is known for its commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion. This meeting coincided with one of the latest face-to-face Digital Mentor Training days—a session that was successfully conducted thanks to the Centre for Accessibility Australia generously providing one of their conference rooms.

The face-to-face interaction was not just a meeting of minds but a celebration of mutual dedication to enhancing digital literacy among seniors. The exchange of ideas and shared experiences was invaluable, reinforcing the belief that when we work together, we can make significant strides in our advocacy for technological empowerment.

ASCCA is excited about the journey ahead with Anushka. Her tenure as an intern is seen as more than just a learning experience—it is a partnership where innovation meets experience, and together, we will work towards creating a more digitally inclusive future for seniors.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Anushka. We are confident that her contributions will leave an indelible mark on ASCCA and help us soar to new heights.