Do you know an older Australian who has a thirst for knowledge, but is being held back because they don’t know how to use a computer or the Internet?
Seniors can gain the confidence and skills needed to use new technology through the Australian Government’s Broadband for Seniors initiative.
Since 2008, then Australian Government has committed more than $30 million to provide seniors with free access to computers, the Internet and training (including Online Tutorials) at around 1,500 kiosks across Australia
Kiosks are located in places that seniors regularly visit or that provide existing services, such as community centers, retirement villages, libraries and community clubs.
Over 250,000 of Australia’s seniors have benefited from the guidance and ongoing support provided in a friendly face-to-face environment by volunteer tutors, on topics such as how to email, surf-the-Internet, Skype and how to stay safe online.
Broadband for Seniors is now delivered (after the previous contract with NEC expired) by Adult Learning Australia in partnership with U3A Online and the Australian Seniors Computer Club Association.
For more information, or if you would like to know how to become a volunteer tutor at one of the kiosks, go to the Broadband for Seniors website.