Making new friends in the Asia-Pacific region
Our Clubhouse members and team have been working on strengthening the connections between Computer Clubhouses in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Lach has initiated regular Skype calls between Computer Clubhouses in Australia and New Zealand so that we can share program ideas, and encourage our members to collaborate on projects.
Lach has also taken on a lead role in the planning of the 2015 APAC Regional Conference, a biannual conference for all Clubhouses in the region.
It’s been a few years since the last APAC Regional Conference, and the global Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) is very excited to see new energy breathed into this important event.
After our last regional Skype meeting, Brenda Abanavas, the APAC Regional Coordinator said: “I am over the top thrilled that all of you are so committed to building a strong cluster of creativity and support… Thanks again for a wonderful meeting”.
The 2015 APAC Regional Conference will likely take place in Wellington, NZ, at the end of September.
Last month we also had a Skype call with the Naenae Clubhouse in Lower Hutt, NZ. Members discussed everything from the local weather, time zones, what they do in their Computer Clubhouses, what food they like to eat, and much more!
Our members really enjoyed the unique experience of being able to talk to other young people from overseas. In fact, they were so excited about it that they asked if they could call back the next day!
Lach is in the process of setting up a schedule between the Clubhouses to have regular Skype calls so that our members can build and maintain strong connections and friendships with others in the APAC region.
This will provide a great introduction to the Biannual Computer Clubhouse Teen Summit, occurring in 2016. This week-long conference allows teenage Clubhouse Members from around the world to enhance their technical and social skills.
During the week delegates work on collaborative projects that focus on a specific content area, such as animation, web design, robotics, 3D modeling, and video creation. These projects focus on addressing a social issue such as education access, health disparities or gender equity.
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