Technology turned frustration into calm, concentration, skills

CASE STUDY: Every now and again we hear a story about unusual outcomes from Computers in Homes. This is one of them that is well worth sharing. Nita told us how Computers in Homes helped her son Taj develop his areas of interest, improved his behaviour, gave Nita and Taj new and useful skills, and even improved ... Read more

Graduations all over New Zealand

At the end of every school year, special Computers in Homes graduations happen all round New Zealand. And as always, there are stories from graduates – and trainers! – of what their participation has meant to them, and how much they have gained from it. Our regional co-ordinators post these local stories and photos on ... Read more

A mother with Computer Skills writes

Recently, at the Porirua e-Learning Trust’s 70th Computers in Homes graduation, graduate Vailogoua Futi received a prize for the best ‘e-Learning Story’. In story and email Vailogoua Futi told how skills from Computers in Homes helped with schoolwork, staying in touch with family and her confidence: My Computer with Internet has now been connected and my ... Read more

First Spark Jump connection: 20/20 Trust's Sue West and Naseem Khan connect an Auckland family with a Te Kura correspondence scholl pupil.

Spark Jump connects families with school-aged children

The 20/20 Trust has become a Spark Jump partner, adding a pre-pay internet connection option to 20/20 programmes for families with school-aged children. Spark Jump has significant benefits for families who have difficulty budgeting for a contract internet connection, or face a long wait for an internet connection. ... Read more

"Intro to ICDL" course 2016 at Bamford School From left: Katerina Garner, Jennifer Fischer, Shelley Costello, Lorraine Costello, Linda Ingram

Their digital journey continues with ICDL

These wonderful five women completed the “Intro to ICDL” course last term at Bamford School in conjunction with the Computers in Homes programme. Trainer Ria Jeffcoat is now introducing them to ICDL online modules, as the next step in their digital journey. Ria is a true inspiration to the group, as she herself completed Computer ... Read more

One of the new Transpower-supported digital community hubs on the East Coast.

Partners and teamwork, 2015-16

One of the most exciting and rewarding things over the last few years has been our sponsorship relationships with Transpower and during the last year, with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Transpower donations have helped InZone, Te Puea, KidsCan and community hubs. We welcome the opportunity to work with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) in the same way, and were also delighted when our old friends from CA (Computer Associates) offered a sponsorship grant to support the CiH programme. ... Read more

Di Daniels supports Computers in Homes in The Warehouse, Paraparaumu

Keep those discs rolling in at The Warehouse…

Voting discs are piling up for Computers in Homes in The Warehouse stores across New Zealand! Please shop and vote for Computers in Homes at The Warehouse in: Kaitaia Botany Downs, Botany-Howick Auckland Airport Manukau Pukekohe Whanganui Palmerston North Paraparaumu Petone Lower Hutt Blenheim Motueka Nelson The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes is in The Warehouse’s ... Read more

“I was nearly, like, to hug the computer.” Resettled refugees talk about digital technology

AUT researchers Bill Doolin and Antonio Díaz Andrade’s new video shows the human faces behind their research. Chandra Dahal, Alice Kavira and Salai San Liansui from Bhutan, the Congo and Myanmar tell their stories. When they fled they had to leave everything – and everyone – behind for years of travel and uncertainty. Digital technology and training helped them resettle and reconnect with their scattered families. ... Read more

Product Manager – Computers in Homes

The 2020 Trust is seeking a part-time Product Manager for Computers in Homes. 2020 delivers digital access and skills development to people throughout New Zealand through a network of coordinators and partner organisations. Computers in Homes has given more than 15,000 families digital connection, skills and confidence over 15 years, and is evolving to deliver learning pathways of internet access and basic digital skills that achieve the results expected by different groups within the local communities we work with. ... Read more