We believe that connected communities are smarter communities and we have the following priorities in all our projects:
Breaking the Poverty Cycle: It has long been recognised that access to technology is an important component of addressing Indigenous inequality due to the importance of technology in accessing economic, social and political opportunity.
Switching Kids On: Creating an environment that makes learning fun and accessible can result in unforseen and immeasurable benefits that change lives. We have found in our activities that young children are improving their literacy level through interaction with IT which not only encourages them to continue their education but also leads to increased employment opportunities later in life.
Community Centric: Indigenous community members are at the centre of all that we do – as partners in the development and delivery of our initiatives, we want to create an environment that Indigenous people, of all ages, find attractive, accessible and fun. Our experience shows that communities are in the best position to understand their own needs and that true collaboration is fundamental to the sustainability of any project. Every new initiative is based on a thorough and consultative community needs assessment. Our approach fosters individual and community empowerment for sustainable, positive social change.
Connecting the Dots: One of Dot Com Mob’s unique contributions is the project management of private and public partnerships for the benefit of Indigenous communities. This involves harnessing a complex mix of government and corporate resources whilst ensuring Indigenous interests are always the number one priority. Development projects cannot operate in isolation, they must be linked to local authorities and other organisations working in relevant areas.