Keeping connected at the Monash Men's Shed

06 Jul 2020



The Be Connected program at Monash Men’s shed began in late May and has gone from strength to strength. Since receiving a Digital Devices grant, all purchased devices have been despatched on loan to their members.

Greg, a member of the Shed, says, “The reaction from them has been incredibly positive. Anyone who borrowed a device was supported for two weeks on a remote basis by our newly appointed IT Tutor who has joined the staff of the shed.”

Once restrictions eased, the shed opened back up on 8 June for limited members and one of the first groups to congregate was the IT Group.

“Our IT group contains Be Connected members and others who have questions or are seeking further learning opportunities. Our shed supports our men face-to-face for two hours each week and remotely on a regular basis. The men can contact our IT Tutor anytime for help and assistance,” says Greg.

And the 18 June proved to be a real highlight for the shed and the IT Team when they were fortunate to receive a visit from the Governor-General of Australia David Hurley and his wife Linda.

“The Governor was impressed with our shed operations and programs. Mrs Hurley was particularly impressed with our Be Connected program and spent some time with our members viewing the programs that they were using.”

“As can be seen at Monash Men’s shed, we are truly connected in more ways than we would have ever thought.”