The programme works via low decile schools, to help families in under-served communities use the internet, email and basic computer skills in their everyday lives, enhancing their performance at school and work.
The 2013 Census shows that 62,000 households with around 200,000 school-aged children do not have internet access.
In the financial year July 2015 – June 2016, we provided support for 1,750 families from 421 schools and kura. The government funded support for 1,500 school families and 117 refugee families, and another 133 families were reached by the Trust over-achieving its goals.
We are pleased the government has funded support for another 1,630 families in 2016-17. By July 2017, the 20/20 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme will have helped over 18,500 families – but there are still many thousands more needing the digital skills and access that Computers in Homes imparts.
“I would recommend the Computers in Homes programme to anyone who wishes to learn how to use a computer or advance existing skills. It has definitely enriched our lives and I no longer feel as if technology is passing us by.” Computers in Homes graduate 5 years on.