• Pangerang spearheads digital literacy boost

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    LEARNING CURVE: Judy Pocock, Ivan Tippet, volunteer Helen James, Erica Ferrari, and Jenny Allan are enjoying the digital literacy workshops offered at Pangerang Community House in Ovens Street. PHOTO: Mel Guy

    WANGARATTA’S Pangerang Community House is playing a key role in helping neighbourhood houses across Victoria to equip people with the skills to navigate the digital age.

    The Ovens Street facility earned a $50,000 grant earlier this year to become one of 36 ‘capacity builders’ across Australia for the Federal Government’s Be Connected initiative, to increase older Australians’ confidence, skills and online safety when using the internet and everyday technology.

    Pangerang has used its grant to offer free weekly digital and internet mentoring sessions, and to provide workshops in local hubs and clubs.

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