Annual Report 2015-16: The Computers in Homes team in the Wairarapa is committed to making a difference to people’s lives through learning. We see that working in partnership with schools to offer the Computers in Homes programme as a fantastic vehicle that supports families to become more involved with their children’s learning.
Intergenerational learning is a very powerful way to make changes in people’s lives and we see evidence of this as people pathway into other community based learning programmes, such as driver licensing courses and programmes that support their literacy.
Wairarapa REAP as an organisation whose mission is “community development through education” knows that Computers In Homes changes lives for the better.
Martha Manaena, our Computers in Homes coordinator, and Lisa Gray, our trainer, continue to work hard to ensure that all families have a positive experience as they participate in the programme and throughout the year. We provide ongoing support for all participating families to ensure that their computers run smoothly and that they are aware of other opportunities to continue their learning.
We have continued to encourage students to progress on to Stepping UP and now have Pahiatua, Eketahuna and Masterton Libraries delivering programmes regularly. We continue to support other digital literacy initiatives across our region in many guises.
The map shows Computers in Homes Training Centres where students from local schools have graduated recently. Zoom & drag map, click icons for details
Information sourced from the Digital Inclusion Map