• Giving Families access, skills

    Bringing computer technology within reach of all NZ families with school aged children.

  • Building School relationships

    Helping parent-school relationships, demystifying technology and the curriculum.

  • Reducing digital exclusion

    Building digital literacy and promoting intergenerational learning.

Tackling digital exclusion of school children in New Zealand

Computers in Homes provides training, technical support, a choice of Chrome Books, refurbished laptops or laptop computers, and home Internet to students’ families in low-decile schools – so they can join the online world. The programme was suspended in July 2017 awaiting renewal of government funding.

Updates on Funding

January 2019

Computers in Homes Connect is funded for 2019

May 2018

No funding in Budget 2018 is a setback for Digital Inclusion

October 2017

Labour/New Zealand First Coalition will “Restore funding for Computers in Homes”

WaiBanner2Schools report Computers in Homes…

  • increases students’ educational attainment
  • strengthens links between families and schools
  • helps parents get more involved in children’s learning

“a successful way of engaging with our families”


CarrisbrookeFamilies say Computers in Homes…

  • builds valuable computer and online skills
  • helps family members find work
  • gives adults new confidence in learning

“our tutor made us feel relaxed and at ease”


Yusef Abdullahi, CiH tutor, with children in the programme at the Refugee Youth Action Network Centre in Auckland.Refugee advisers use Computers in Homes…

to help newly arrived refugee families. They say it:

  • has proved to be enormously successful
  • has successfully removed every barrier

“it is a delight to observe parents in the community, who have few literacy skills and who speak no English, start developing confidence and enjoyment in using their computers”


Community partnership delivers

Computers in Homes is a partnership of the 20/20 Trust with schools, families, trainers, technicians, computer refurbishers, community organisations, government and business.