The programme works via low decile schools, to help families in underserved communities use the internet, email and basic computer skills in their everyday lives, enhancing their performance at school and work.
The 2013 Census shows that 62,000 households with around 200,000 school-aged children do not have internet access.
In the financial year July 2015 – June 2016, we provided support for 1,750 families from 421 schools and kura. The Government funded support for 1,500 school families and 117 refugee families, and another 133 families were reached by the Trust over-achieving its goals.
In 16 years of operation, Computers in Homes has helped connect 16,890 families.
“I would recommend the Computers in Homes programme to anyone who wishes to learn how to use a computer or advance existing skills. It has definitely enriched our lives and I no longer feel as if technology is passing us by.” Computers in Homes graduate 5 years on.