How a Lindsay not-for-profit is bringing computer education to under-resourced communities

This month, we’re exploring the concept of ‘digital rights’ on the podcast in a series of episodes, each with one story of a local understanding of our rights and freedoms as they intersect with computers and the internet. In this episode, Ayesha speaks with Ryan Oliver, the founder and executive director of the Pinnguaq Association.

Pinnguaq is based in Lindsay and works in Ontario, B.C. and Nunavut to bring computer education resources to under-served communities. And beyond just increasing access, they’ve adopted a model to localize computer education in local cultures, and adopted a model to increase community resilience by having community members become the teachers.

We’ll be exploring more concepts of digital rights over the month of May, and if you subscribe to our podcast feed you’ll receive those automatically on your device.


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This episode and our community journalism workshop on digital rights are supported by the Digital Rights Community Grant Program a partnership between Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada and Centre for Digital Rights. Thank you for supporting our work!

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