Bridging the Digital Divide: Submit an EOI now for the Youth Digital Inclusion Project!
YACWA is excited to announce that expression of interest for our Youth Digital Inclusion
Project are now open.
The Youth Digital Inclusion (YDI) Project has been developed to respond to the
digital divide experienced by vulnerable young people across our state.
The Department of Communities has given YACWA a grant to distribute
approximately 300 refurbished ICT devices to young people aged 16 to 24 in need.
The majority of these devices will be smartphones. A limited amount of laptops,
tablets and potentially desktop PCs will also be available. These devices will also be
accompanied by 6 months worth of free data.
From now until 5pm, 4th September, community organisations can fill out an online
expression of interest form on YACWA’s website where they will be able to nominate young
people they are currently assisting to receive a device under this initiative. A link to
the expression of interest form has been provided at the bottom of this article.
At the centre of the YDI project is the understanding that access to technology in an
increasingly digitalised world is a necessity. This has been put into sharp focus by
the COVID-19 pandemic. During the height of the pandemic when schools and
facilities closed and the majority of services went online, many of our State’s most
vulnerable young people with no access to digital devices found they no longer had
access to social and health supports.
One of this project’s key aims is to support vulnerable young people during the
COVID-19 recovery period by providing them with the tools to engage or re-engage
with support services.
If you have further questions you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note
that YACWA is a small office and we are unable to take calls on this project.
Please forward this article onto organisations and groups who you think would be
interested in submitting an expression of interest for this project, especially those who may not receive this
YACWA respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country. While our work is state-wide, YACWA's office is based on the land of Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation.
We wish to pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend this to all Aboriginal people seeing this message.