With the temperature outside soaring past 40 degrees, the youth worker is packing up four of the new laptops donated by Dot Com Mob into a secure travel case. The laptops are off to Alpurrurulam also know as Lake Nash.
Lake Nash is one of the most isolated locations in Australia and the laptops will be used to engage the young people in the community in various learning and creative activities.
The computers have been networked with each other (independent of the internet) to play Minecraft - which is a type of digital Lego game, but more varied and interesting.
In addition, as the laptops are Macs they have creative programs such as Garage Band and iMovie already loaded. The Dot Com Mob, also donated some multi-media keyboards so that the children can enjoy recording their own music.
The computers are sent with workers so there is adequate supervision for their use.