September 2014 Recipients
Addington.net, a community computer centre, received $1,174 to purchase six Scribbler Robots.
The Scribblers enable children to explore the topics of robotics and programming. The students learn about programming the devices to drive, flash their lights, talk, or anything else their imaginations can come up with.
The devices encourage the children to think logically, problem solve and learn about practical robotics. These sorts of IT skills are vital to the economy but are in short supply.
The centre was established as a proactive solution to help bridge the digital divide, by providing low cost computer access. Thanks to the Mazda Foundation Addington.net can purchase six additional robots and more children will be able to participate and increase their IT skills.