Di Daniels supports Computers in Homes in The Warehouse, Paraparaumu

Keep those discs rolling in at The Warehouse…

Voting discs are piling up for Computers in Homes in The Warehouse stores across New Zealand! Please shop and vote for Computers in Homes at The Warehouse in: Kaitaia Botany Downs, Botany-Howick Auckland Airport Manukau Pukekohe Whanganui Palmerston North Paraparaumu Petone Lower Hutt Blenheim Motueka Nelson The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes is in The Warehouse’s ... 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

Product Manager – Computers in Homes

The 2020 Trust is seeking a part-time Product Manager for Computers in Homes. 2020 delivers digital access and skills development to people throughout New Zealand through a network of coordinators and partner organisations. Computers in Homes has given more than 15,000 families digital connection, skills and confidence over 15 years, and is evolving to deliver learning pathways of internet access and basic digital skills that achieve the results expected by different groups within the local communities we work with. ... Read more

The Warehouse is helping get all Kiwi families connected

The Warehouse helps Kiwi families connect

We are delighted that for the next six months The Warehouse stores across New Zealand are supporting Computers in Homes. The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes has been selected for The Warehouse’s Customer Choice programme by thirteen stores. At every Warehouse, shoppers are given a disc to vote for one of three neighborhood community organisations the store ... 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

A whirlwind of graduations!

Hundreds of families have just graduated from Computers in Homes courses, at schools and training centres all over  New Zealand. With new digital skills and refurbished computers, students and their families are now online at home. ... Read more

Adriana overcame agoraphobia and joined Computers in Homes for the benefit of her children.

It’s All for the Children

Adriana joined Computers in Homes training at Stoke School in Nelson. Coming into her group of 9 was difficult for her, as she has agoraphobia, but her commitment to her two children – aged 7 and 14, helped her to overcome her fears. She shares her Computers in Homes and Stepping Up experiences. ... Read more

Blenheim School Computers in Homes class

Computers in Homes regional news

Every Computers in Homes region has a blog with local news, all linked from the right hand column on the page. Here are key points from some recent postings by our coordinators. News from the Far North – more details here In 2015, 170 families graduated from Computers in Homes here in the Far North. In Term 1 Emma will ... Read more

Graduations all over the country!

With end of term, Computers in Homes graduations are taking place at schools and training centres all over the country.   Families – who have all successfully completed 20 hours of computer training – receive their certificate, a refurbished computer, 12 months’ subsidised Internet connection, and technical help to set everything up and provide ongoing support. ... Read more