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 2014 – June 2015, we provided support for 1,760 families from 378 schools and kura. The Digital Literacy and Connection (DLC) programme funded support for 1500 families; the Ministry of Education funded Computers in Homes for 118 refugee families, and another 142 families were reached by the Trust over-achieving its goals.
In 15 years of operation, Computers in Homes has helped connect 15,140 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.