|December 8, 2011|
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Football United, supported by film director Phillip Noyce and the Telstra Foundation, showcases a year of Digital Connections, mentoring youth through film, photography and social networking.
- Thursday 8 December – 6.30-8.30pm
- Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Football United this week launches its film, photograph and music clip exhibition after the first year of Digital Connections, a program designed to mentor young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in digital technology.
Supported by film director Phillip Noyce, the Telstra Foundation and local community partners, the program provides training workshops, digital cameras and computers to local youth leaders from Football United’s programs, allowing them to document their experiences and share their stories.
An initiative of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Football United works in partnership with councils, migrant resource centres and football clubs, using the power of football to build opportunities for disadvantaged youth and the 7,000 refugee children who arrive in Australia every year.
Football United founding director, Anne Bunde-Birouste, said she was thrilled to have support from the Telstra Foundation and has been “blown away” by the talent and creativity of participants in the Digital Connections workshops.