Waiheke author, Sam Ashworth, was inducted into the Computers in Homes “Wall of Fame” at a recent CiH Coordinator hui in Auckland. Sam graduated from Computers in Homes in 2010 and five years later published her first book The Falconer’s Daughter. Sam signed up for Computers in Homes when she saw an article in the Gulf News about the programme. With her daughter soon to start high school, she realised that she would need a computer in her home, but when it arrived, Sam realised that she could also use it to write down the stories that she was always making up in her head.
On 1 March 2016, Sam was presented with a plaque and certificate, celebrating her success, as well as a new laptop computer. She was still using her original Computers in Home refurbished computer with software that is now well out of date. Her new computer comes with the latest Windows 10 and Office 2016 software.
Sam is the second Computers in Homes graduate to be inducted into the Computers in Homes Wall of Fame. Karen Sadlier, a teacher, was the first; she graduated from the programme in Gisborne in 2005.