Digital illiteracy is an enormous constraint to learning in Papua New Guinea. Almost none of the 3,560 primary schools across the country have functional digital learning infrastructure in the form of a computer lab.
Through our Digital Infrastructure Program, we establish ground-breaking primary school computer labs complete with 15 professionally refurbished digital devices, a Niunet e-learning box, and a tailor-made digital competency program to remote primary schools in Papua New Guinea.
We have established twenty-eight of the first functional primary school computer labs in Papua New Guinea, providing digital learning opportunities to more than 27,000 students.
The digital divide is by no means limited to developing countries as tens of thousands of students across Australia, particularly in rural and remote regions, do not own a personal digital device at home.
Our Digital Inclusion Program aims to bridge this digital divide by providing high school students across rural, regional and remote Queensland with their own personal digital devices. Beyond providing digital access, we also place at the fingertips of future leaders the opportunity to improve their employability and access professional tutoring remotely.
Since 2020, we have provided more than 850 students across rural, regional and remote Australia with the tools to learn and the tools to dream.
Through our Digital Infrastructure Program, we are establishing the first functional primary school computer labs in Papua New Guinea. In March 2021, we shipped our first container laden with digital devices to the Western Highlands Province. These will be installed in primary schools, establishing twenty ground-breaking computer labs. Through this project alone, 18,000 future leaders will be given digital learning opportunities and the chance to be equipped with twenty-first century skills.
A quality education is a fundamental human right and it can only be a digital education in today's world. The reality across the developing world, however, is that providers of education either are not acknowledging the crucial role of digital technologies in teaching, or do not have the capacity to provide them. Through our Digital Infrastructure Program, we place the tools to learn and the tools to dream at the fingertips of thousands of future leaders by establishing pioneering primary school computer labs across remote Papua New Guinea.
The digital divide is by no means limited to developing countries as tens of thousands of students across Australia, particularly in rural and remote regions, do not own a personal digital device at home. Caesar Duncan was one of them – an ambitious future leader who dreamt big but needed a digital device to do his talents justice. With the tools to learn and the tools to dream, Caesar has been able to apply for qualifications and jobs and is now employed at both the AFL and Cricket Australia. Caesar is one of 311 high school students across rural, regional and remote Queensland who we have empowered to take ownership over his educational journey.
Developing countries are falling further and further behind the growing digital divide and we aim to position ourselves as the disruption to this trend. We envisage a digitally literate global society where all individuals can harness the immense potential to improve lives which the technologies of today have to offer. So where to start? Through our Digital Infrastructure Program, we are placing digital tools at the fingertips of future leaders. Students inside this lab at the Tega Lutheran School in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea have access to the treasures of the digital world.
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