New Zealand's first Computer Clubhouse, a place where young people from underserved communities can learn not just how to use computing but how to programme and develop digital media, will open in Otara, South Auckland, next month.
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Three teens from the Clubhouse 274 in South Auckland, have been chosen to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, for the global Teen Summit, hosted by the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. The youth leaders, who were chosen for their leadership skills, technical and creative ability, and contributions to their community, are joining 300 others from 20 countries in Boston in August. The youth leaders are Kataraina Lio, 14, from the Te Whanau O Tupuranga School; Lars Malungahu, 14, and Ofoi Tamumoelau, 14, both of Clover Park Middle School.
The Digital Communities Development Centre was launched at the University of Auckland’s Engineering School yesterday.