In July 2008 the Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Centre opened at Hope Vale on the Cape York peninsula. The Centre is managed by the local Hope Vale Council and provides computer training and internet access for people of all ages, connecting this remote community to the rest of Australia year-round.
The Centre was established through the collaboration of the Council, the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Communities, Dot Com Mob and SJB Architects. WorkVentures, supported by the AMP Foundation, donates the computers and provides technical support at no charge.
For more information, take a tour of the Centre on YouTube, or read an article online about Hope Vale in The Australian.
In late 2009, WorkVentures donated and installed computers for the community in the Binal Mungka Bayan Knowledge Centre in Wujal Wujal in far north Queensland. This Centre was originally opened on 20 November 2002 and is supported by the State Library of Queensland.
WorkVentures has run iGetIT! training in computer maintenance for a number of local residents. We are implementing this project in collaboration with the State Library of Queensland and Dot Com Mob.