Programming The Future Launch

Programming The Future Launch

By Erin ArcherĀ 

 

Save the Children and it’s regional partners, headspace Bathurst and Marathon Health, launched the digital education initiative – Programming the Future – today.

Programming the Future aims to support young people in regional and remote NSW to gain 21st century skills, using cutting edge technology such as coding, robotics, 3D printing and virtual/augmented reality.

Team Leader for Programming the Future with Save the Children, Angela Beard said theĀ initiative also helps with ‘building community capacity in regional locations for various community members, to build their skills on knowledge across digital programming and to be able to deliver that to children.’

Speaking to 2MCE Ms Beard outlined how the new program module would run.

The launch event will be attended by Save the Children, headspace Bathurst and Marathon Health staff, along with guests from the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, at technology super hub, Gunther’s Lane in Bathurst.

Ms Beard said anyone with an interest in digital education or those who want to work with young people to benefit the community is welcome to get involved.

“People working in schools, or a community group, or a library, or any kind of organisation that might benefit from looking at technology in the work they do with young people, can contact us.”

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