Andras Csabai - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Helping people enter the digital world

Located in Toowoomba

Andras Csabai is a valued member of Toowoomba’s East Creek Community Centre, coordinating all its IT functions. But it’s what Andras does for the centre above and beyond his core role that makes him remarkable.

Andras finds a strong purpose in helping those who are hesitant to tackle the digital world. He has a strong passion for technology and shares this knowledge with those who want to share in its benefits.

He initially started by working one-on-one with people, sensitively helping them to navigate through the myriad of internet options, which is part of his passion. He develops a strong rapport with his clients and empowers them to try more ambitious digital tasks. His passion for all things technology is evident in his enthusiasm to share his knowledge and espouse the benefits of being online.

After hours, Andras provides voluntary digital support via telephone or email. Where appropriate, he visits clients at their homes to facilitate their learning. If he can’t solve the problem on the spot, he will do research at home and return with the solution.

Andras freely gives extra hours to host small workshops and provide tuition by telephone, to assist seniors to be more digitally savvy.

Time and research helped Andras to understand the fears that keep seniors away from technology and led him to develop his own approach for encouraging and supporting them to access more services online. He develops strong rapport with clients and doggedly searches for accessible and easy solutions for them.


Andras’s activities:

  • Weekly one-on-one computer training sessions, educating the client on the specific area of technology they have chosen (such as iPad or email use) or trouble shooting any issues they have to help them access online services.
  • On a monthly basis, visiting clients in their home when transportation or mobility issues prevent them from coming to the centre, to provide instruction and trouble shooting. Designed for both groups and individuals.


Andras is nominated by East Creek Community Centre

Helping people enter the digital world

Located in Toowoomba

Andras Csabai is a valued member of Toowoomba’s East Creek Community Centre, coordinating all its IT functions. But it’s what Andras does for the centre above and beyond his core role that makes him remarkable.

Andras finds a strong purpose in helping those who are hesitant to tackle the digital world. He has a strong passion for technology and shares this knowledge with those who want to share in its benefits.

He initially started by working one-on-one with people, sensitively helping them to navigate through the myriad of internet options, which is part of his passion. He develops a strong rapport with his clients and empowers them to try more ambitious digital tasks. His passion for all things technology is evident in his enthusiasm to share his knowledge and espouse the benefits of being online.

After hours, Andras provides voluntary digital support via telephone or email. Where appropriate, he visits clients at their homes to facilitate their learning. If he can’t solve the problem on the spot, he will do research at home and return with the solution.

Andras freely gives extra hours to host small workshops and provide tuition by telephone, to assist seniors to be more digitally savvy.

Time and research helped Andras to understand the fears that keep seniors away from technology and led him to develop his own approach for encouraging and supporting them to access more services online. He develops strong rapport with clients and doggedly searches for accessible and easy solutions for them.


Andras’s activities:

  • Weekly one-on-one computer training sessions, educating the client on the specific area of technology they have chosen (such as iPad or email use) or trouble shooting any issues they have to help them access online services.
  • On a monthly basis, visiting clients in their home when transportation or mobility issues prevent them from coming to the centre, to provide instruction and trouble shooting. Designed for both groups and individuals.


Andras is nominated by East Creek Community Centre