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Dancing fpr joy at Nelson Refugee Programme (Computers in Homes) Graduation

Refugees Connect to NZ and home on Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is 20 June: 20/20 Trust’s Refugee Connect is helping refugees in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin gain internet skills and connect to New Zealand and family and friends around the world. ... Read more

“I was nearly, like, to hug the computer.” Resettled refugees talk about digital technology

AUT researchers Bill Doolin and Antonio Díaz Andrade’s new video shows the human faces behind their research. Chandra Dahal, Alice Kavira and Salai San Liansui from Bhutan, the Congo and Myanmar tell their stories. When they fled they had to leave everything – and everyone – behind for years of travel and uncertainty. Digital technology and training helped them resettle and reconnect with their scattered families. ... Read more

ICT aids social inclusion in 5 ways – new AUT research on refugees

‘Information and Communication Technology and the Social Inclusion of Refugees’ by Antonio Díaz Andrade and Bill Doolin, Auckland University of Technology, has been published in the June edition of MIS Quarterly. It examines “How does ICT use by resettled refugees contribute to their social inclusion?”going beyond theory to see how participation in Computers in Homes helped social inclusion of over 50 refugees in New Zealand. ... Read more

Refugees Connect!

Each year the Ministry of Education funds Refugee Connect, a “Computers in Homes” programme  for 100-130 refugee background families in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Nelson. ... Read more

Carisbrook Graduation

Challenges in Dunedin and Otago

Janine Lonergan, the Otago Region Co-ordinator reviews the challenges and outcomes of 2016-2017 as we await the restored Computers in Homes funding. ... Read more

Juliana was a refugee, now helps Refugee Connect

Less than seven years ago, Juliana Gjo arrived in New Zealand as a refugee, from Burma. Now, after completing a degree, Juliana Gjo has become one of our regular interpreters and family liaison workers. She works with our refugee programme at e-Learning Porirua, helping other refugees find their feet in a strange country. A welcome in ... Read more

First “digi-māmās” succeed in Tairawhiti REAP’s Digi-Māmā programme

The Gisborne Herald reports that the first eight “digi-māmās” have graduated from Tairawhiti REAP’s Computers in Homes Digi-Māmā programme. Tairawhiti REAP Tumuaki/executive director Ani Pahuru-Huriwai said “This is our first roll-out of graduates from our digi-māmā programme. The programme is now running at Tikitiki School, we have classes running in Onepoto and Hicks Bay, and two ... Read more

Human Rights Commission Award Participation 2012-14

Computers in Homes Project 2014 The 2020 Communications Trust is a registered Charitable Trust established in 1996 as part of Wellington City Council’s InfoCity project to help Wellington citizens become more digitally literate and in particular to take advantage of the emerging internet. Since then, the Trust’s reach has expanded nationally via a number of ... Read more

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. ... Read more