In a new era of working from home and lockdown disruption, digital skills have become as essential as the five basic food groups. To help close the digital divide, Good Things Foundation national director Jess Wilson said a campaign was underway to encourage Australians aged 50 and over to enrol in the Be Connected program. “If Covid has taught us anything it is how essential having digital skills is today as so much of our lives are happening online,” Ms Wilson said. See all newslettersThe GTF works with 3500 community organisations across Australia to facilitate the Be Connected program, meaning it is uniquely tailored for the needs of each community. “We have a culturally diverse community, so we knew digital literacy would be a barrier to them,” Ms Scott said.