The 2017 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Taj Pabari and the Fiftysix Creations Facilitation Team will be visiting Aurukun in Far North Queensland alongside Advance Queensland from April 25 – 29.
Taj and the Fiftysix Creations Team will be running workshops teaching school students in the town about the importance of creativity, entrepreneurship and computer science skills.
Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Fiftysix Creations workshops in Aurukun were an opportunity for young people living in a remote area to gain valuable entrepreneurial skills.
“Technology and entrepreneurial skills can connect young people to job opportunities, regardless of where they live,” Ms Enoch said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is supporting the Fiftysix Creations workshops through an Advance Queensland Young Starters Fund grant for $20,000.
“Taj and his team have visited areas including Cairns, Mackay and Bowen and, furthering their reach, Fiftysix Creations is also planning student workshops in the Winton and Diamantina Shires in central western Queensland.
“As a young entrepreneur himself, Fiftysix Creations Founder and CEO Taj Pabari is an outstanding role model for the young people he so passionately educates.”
Advance Queensland is a $405 million whole-of-government initiative designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.
Taj Pabari, the 17-year-old Founder of Fiftysix Creations, said: “By achieving our goal of educating one million students by 2020 in key rural and remote areas around the world, Fiftysix Creations will continue to inspire students to believe that they too, can create the world we live in, rather than merely consume and use it.”
The initial Fiftysix Opportunity Workshop offering brings together modern day technology and learning techniques to provide young people with an insight into the skills of the future:
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
• Financial Literacy
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BACKGROUND OF FIFTYSIX CREATIONS:
Fiftysix Creations is a social enterprise. A build it yourself tablet & creativity kit for kids. As easy as a puzzle, as fun as a computer game. The organisation now runs computer science, creativity and entrepreneurship workshops for kids too. The goal is to educate one million kids by 2020.