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

From learning worries to confidence

Debbie Broadmore is a Mum with two teenage children living in Whakatane. The thought of beginning Computers in Homes was terrifying to her – Debbie believed her limited knowledge of computers would be a barrier to learning and participating. ... Read more

Computers in Homes helped whole family

Linda joined the Computers in Homes programme at Otaki College in February 2015. At that stage, she had a son at college and felt that although he was very competent and confident in using the computer, she wanted to upskill and support his learning. ... Read more

Budgeting Services? No problem! Tania in her office doing the job she loves! She can now enjoy a Christmas without stress and so can her clients thanks to her budgeting skills.

WINZ client to WINZ client advocate

… I think the greatest feeling was going to Work & Income to sign off the benefit, what an awesome moment! Now when I go to Work & Income, I go as an advocate for my clients and that is a great feeling. I've been here for five months and look forward to work every day. Things are not such a financial struggle now and my children and I are looking forward to a fabulous Christmas. ... 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

Beyond adversity – starting again, keeping safe

A Regional Co-ordinator says “One of the difficult and rewarding parts of being a Computers in Homes Coordinator are the families’ stories of their lives. I have had the privilege of hearing several of our Computers in Homes families sharing with me their stories including those involving domestic violence.” ... Read more

Computers in Homes Annual Report 2016-17 cover

Restored funding – what it means for NZ families

It’s tremendous news that the NZ Labour/NZ First Coalition have just announced in their Coalition Agreement that they will “Restore funding for Computers in Homes”! The new Annual Report 2016/17 shows why the programme is so important – and successful – in helping New Zealand families get full benefit of being online. ... Read more

Computers in Homes Annual Report 2016-17 cover

Computers in Homes funding ends; new Family Connect pilots

The 20/20 Computers in Homes Annual Report 2017 is now available. This award-winning programme has once again exceeded its targets, and upskilled and connected 1,805 families last year – that’s nearly 20,000 families connected over 17 years. We are concerned that funding has ended with many families with school age children still offline; but there is some good news too – a new 20/20 programme is piloting in Auckland. Called Family Connect, it focuses on adults with low or no education qualifications. ... Read more

Laurence Millar receiving the certificate from Mayor of Porirua Mike Tana

2,000 Porirua families helped by e-Learning Porirua

e-Learning Porirua celebrates having influenced the lives of over 2,000 low-income families in Porirua and their achievements, honours supporters of the Trust, and says end of funding leaves thousands of families unable to obtain computer skills. ... Read more