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

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

Computers in Homes Half-year Report January 2017

Half year report and a new approach

This is the introduction to the Computers in Homes half-year report, now available for download (.pdf, 3.8MB) and in print. Sixteen years ago when the first families graduated from a Computers in Homes programme, the 20/20 Trust set out on a mission to help connect every family with school-aged children to the internet and provide parents ... Read more

Summer Learning Journey whānau and supporters at graduation

Summer Learning Journey: learning outside school

Briar Kopa, our Wellington/Hutt Valley coordinator, talks about a recent summer programme to maintain literacy levels: “Our pilot ‘Summer Learning Journey’ programme has now concluded with an amazing outcome for all. Towards the end of last year, Computers in Homes teamed up with Spark, Te Awakairangi Access (TAKA) Trust, Hutt City Council & Taita Clubhouse ... 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