The KARI Foundation are excited to strengthen our partnership with Optus for their ground breaking digital inclusion initiative. Recently Optus announced the launch of Donate Your Data, which will help bridge the digital divide for the 1.1 million young Australians living in poverty.
Launching initially with its charity partners The Smith Family and the KARI Foundation, Optus are providing free Optus SIM cards to young Australians in need, equipping them with unlimited national standard talk and text and 10GB data for use in Australia which will be topped up with extra data donated by Optus customers.
In today’s world, work and study is increasingly reliant on the internet and without it, some Indigenous youth are unable to access the same resources and opportunities as the rest of Australia.
This initiative invites eligible Optus Postpaid and Prepaid Mobile customers to donate their data to young Australians who need it most.
It is projected that over 13,000 students across the Smith family and the KARI Foundation will benefit from Optus’ Donate Your Data initiative.
KARI Chief Executive, Casey Ralph said
“Staying connected is important for mental wellbeing, education outcomes and an ability to inspire future leaders. The Optus Donate Your Data initiative will build on our current partnership with Optus to ensure that KARI can support our young Indigenous people’s ability to achieve, thrive and belong in an ever-changing world”