The Australian Computer Society (ACS) celebrated the Twelve Days of Giving program at its Sydney offices in Barangaroo on Wednesday with a $5,000 donation to LiteHaus International.

LiteHaus International’s Digital Inclusion Program repurposes second-hand computers to secondary school-age students who do not own a personal digital device.

The Barangaroo Twelve Days of Giving Program sees tenants of Sydney’s International Towers nominate a charity with the first $1,000 of each donation matched by the building’s team.

ACS Queensland Branch Chair, Beau Tydd, said ACS was proud to support LiteHaus International because of the important impact the organisation makes in people’s lives.

“One device may not mean a lot to corporates or professionals, but it is the difference between someone believing in you and being given a chance in our digital world for every child who receives a device,” he said.

“We are proud that through our partnership, over 1,000 kids in Queensland now own a device that was donated by our members and partners.

“Our aim is to break the cycle and make sure no kid is disadvantaged due to circumstances beyond their control.”

Since 2020, LiteHaus it has provided more than 2,250 students across rural, regional and remote Australia with technology tools and training.

LiteHaus International Founder and CEO Jack Growden expressed his gratitude to ACS for selecting it for the Twelve Days of Giving Program.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of Australian Computer Society and other donors for helping us bridge the digital divide across Australia,” Growden said.

“This funding will equip more students with the tools to learn, dream and achieve in the digital age.”

*An earlier version of this article referred to LiteHaus as LifeHaus. We regret the error.