Blog: Computer Clubhouse

Bridging the digital divide: Supporting young people matters
10 January 2018

YWCA Canberra is calling on the ACT Government to ensure vulnerable young people receive the support and opportunities they desperately need to participate in the workforce of the future. The ACT is one of the most poorly performing jurisdictions when it comes to equity in educational outcomes for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our experience […]

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The YWCA Clubhouse connects young women to robotics!
12 August 2016

(Originally published on the YWCA Clubhouse blog.) This term, the Tech Time Workshops have provided a great opportunity for eight young women to participate in an introductory course in robotics, using Lego Mindstorms EV3. The Workshops were made possible through an ACT National Science Week Seed Grant. Over six sessions, participants were split into two teams, and […]

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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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A weekend with the family.. and without technology!
15 June 2016

This year, our winter appeal is raising money for the YWCA Clubhouse, a free learning space for young people in Tuggeranong to learn and build their confidence through technology.  Supporters can fundraise by taking on the Tech Freeze Challenge – relinquishing technology for a weekend and seeking sponsorship from friends and family for doing so. […]

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2016 Round the World Breakfast: A Wrap
24 May 2016

On Wednesday 27 April, we celebrated world YWCA Day with a record 170 corporate guests, members, colleagues and friends at our annual Round the World Breakfast event at QT Canberra. World YWCA Day is recognised every year across 120 countries. The Round the World Breakfast provides an opportunity for YWCAs to come together to honour the contributions of […]

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AV studio gives future filmmakers and musicians a head start at the Clubhouse
3 August 2015

It’s hard to believe the YWCA Computer Clubhouse has been open for less than a year – arriving for the launch of our audio-visual production studio on Thursday 30 July, there were so many members in the space, busy working on their projects, that the room was crowded and full of energy! The YWCA Computer […]

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Y-Aspire at the Clubhouse

Y-Aspire – connections, confidence and creativity at the Clubhouse
2 July 2015

Each year, YWCA Canberra runs Y-Aspire, a leadership program for young women in years 7 and 8 of high school. The program offers a weekly two hour session for groups of up to 12 participants over eight weeks. Topics covered throughout the program include identity, skills and skill building, body confidence, relationships and careers. On […]

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Computer Clubhouse provides young people with access to technology
27 May 2015

This post was first published on AARNet News on May 22 2015.  It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since AARNet joined forces with YWCA Canberra to establish the first Computer Clubhouse in the ACT, the third of its kind in Australia. YWCA Canberra believes everyone has the right to contribute to and […]

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Computer Clubhouse grows
24 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen Lach Howarth, our Clubhouse Coordinator, running regular outreach sessions with Calwell High School and Wanniassa School Senior Campus. The sessions are being run in community spaces within the school, such as the library and the wellbeing rooms, and involve up to 10 students at a time. During the […]

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Computer Clubhouse launched!
20 October 2014

YWCA Canberra launched the ACT’s first Computer Clubhouse at a grand opening event on Friday 10 October. Along with a host of corporate, philanthropic, government and community partners, YWCA Canberra celebrated the landmark event with its young Clubhouse members, and their families. Media also took a keen interest, with ABC TV Canberra featuring the Clubhouse […]

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