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 – except in a few locations – is suspended awaiting renewal of government funding.
- 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”
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.