The Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand had a major impact on seniors with no internet access and who didn’t have the necessary digital know-how to change their situation. Many were socially, financially, and physically isolated for long periods and it was a lonely and scary time.
A spin-off from the lockdowns is that many people now realise the importance of being online and how it would have helped them in numerous ways during isolation. It is with this in mind that three Dunedin not-for-profit organisations decided to combine resources and start offering free digital skills training. The sessions are for anyone interested in learning how to use the internet for everyday life and moving forward to develop a better digital future.
The local partnership is between Age Concern Otago, Senior Grans and our Dunedin based Stepping UP partner, Com2Tech. Read more about the initiative here at the Otago Daily Times or contact Amy Souquet on 027 256 9182 to register your interest.