Digital literacy across Australia is variable. But 3 million Australians in 2020 were not online and not able to take advantage of the educational, health, social and financial benefits of being connected.
A Queensland-based charity is using vehicles operated by volunteers to provide access, empathy and problem-solving support for vulnerable women. The Hubs are outfitted with technology such as laptops, phones, printers, smart TV and coffee/tea making facilities.
“Simply put, we want to reduce social and digital isolation, domestic and family violence and homelessness through the power of connection,” says Jo Westh, founder of 4 Voices.