young residents now employed to help senior citizens with technology
Over 40 young people aged 16-25 from Golden Plains Shire applied for one of 16 paid roles in Council’s Tech, Tea and Tales program. The successful applicants have been chosen, and the program is now underway.
Tech, Tea and Tales is a six-week program that funds young people to assist senior citizens with technology. The program helps older members of the community learn how to connect with their friends and family and pursue their interests with technology.
The program is meaningful for all participants; not just the elderly community members who have signed up. Tech, Tea and Tales sees the tech-savvy young people involved in the program, recording the life stories and experiences of the senior participants. Young people are able to engage with older people, who have many tales to tell and much wisdom to share, and this presents an exciting learning opportunity for young people, as well an enriching experience.
The young participants are known as ‘story helpers’, retelling the stories they’ve been told via engaging videos. A selection of these films will be screened during National Youth Week celebrations—stay tuned.
For more information, contact the Youth team on 5220 7111.