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Exciting news! The Digital Sisters program is here to stay

We are happy to announce the extension of the Digital Sisters programs to continue supporting refugee and migrant women in feeling confident with technology. The program has already supported 800 women around Australia.

Managed by Good Things Australia, the Digital Sisters Pilot program has made a big impact. With the support of 20 network partners and more than 40 dedicated Digital Mentors, the network partners have already supported over 800 migrant and refugee women to learn essential digital skills, empowering them as they settle in Australia.

We are so thrilled with the success of the Digital Sisters pilot program and its extension until June 2025. Our goal is to now support our network partners to reach even more women who need support with digital skills and to gain confidence in navigating the online environment.

Thanks to the amazing work of our partners and mentors in the pilot program, the Digital Sisters Program has been expanded to include a total of 55 organisations nationwide.

The extension of the program will give your organisation the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of migrant and refugee women.  Some of the highlights of the pilot program include:

  • 95% of women reported feeling more confident using technology.
  • 75% reported increased online safety.
  • 89% reported stronger social connections.
  • 87% reported better access to digital devices.

The extended program will now engage a total of 55 community partners, train 110 digital mentors, and directly support around 5,000 women. Each participating organisation will receive a $10,000 grant (plus GST if applicable) to help with program planning and hiring bilingual digital mentors.

Kie Tanaka, who took part in the Digital Sisters Pilot Program at the Yarraville Community Centre in Melbourne, shared how it transformed her life: “My digital mentor showed me the right websites to use. This support helped me get online more confidently and improved my chances of finding a job in Australia.”

Tanaka’s story is just one example of how the Digital Sisters program is changing lives. It helps women like her improve their digital skills and feel more confident online. In fact, 97% of participants would recommend the program to others in their community.

If your organisation is interested in joining the Digital Sisters program, applications open on July 8, 2024, and close on July 31, 2024. Selected organisations will run the program until June 30, 2025.

The Digital Sisters program aligns with our collective commitment to empowering refugee and migrant women across Australia and we’d love YOU to be part of it!

Learn more about Digital Sisters program and apply for this grant

Digital Sisters grant will open from 8 July to 2 August. $10,000 in funds, training, and free resources are available for 55 organisations. Read more and apply for the Digital Sisters grant

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