Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Computers in Homes comes to an end

New Zealand’s Digital Inclusion Challenge: Beyond Computers in Homes

New 20/20 logo (white on dark blue)30 May 2017
"20/20 Trust has operated the national Computers in Homes programme since 2001, helping more than 19,000 families build digital skills and confidence, connect to the internet and participate more fully in the digital world. In May 2016, the government advised that funding of the programme in its present form would not continue after 30 June 2017. In this document we outline our preparation for this transition and our view of the future for digital inclusion in New Zealand."
Read the full article here:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Classes at Haeata

This week, digital literacy classes have begun at Haeata Community Campus. This is a collaboration between Haeata, 20/20 Trust and GCSN (Greater Christchurch Schools Network.) A group of 8 parents are gathering in the library twice a week to learn more about the the world of the Internet, create CVs, email, etc. The content of the classes will be created around the needs of the participants. Their trainer is Mikaere Flavell, who is currently completing YR13 at Haeata. Mikaere is a technical whizz who loves to spend time building  building computers.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Is New Zealand lagging behind?

"Much of New Zealand’s focus until now has been on improving access. Now it’s time to step up and ensure all citizens have the skills, motivation, confidence and trust to live and work in a digital world.”  Catherine Soper - author of the study - Digital Inclusion in New Zealand: Assessing Government policy approaches and initiatives.


Could New Zealand be lagging behind in Digital Inclusion?   Matt Bain

Monday, March 13, 2017

KiwiSkills in Christchurch

As a jobseeker,Princes Manauis has successfully completed and passed her 7 ICDL certificate tests through 20/20 Trusts KiwkSkills programme. ICDL certification is a great addition to any CV. More information about KiwiSkills can be found here:

Monday, February 6, 2017

Online safety with Netsafe

"For Safer Internet Day 2017 Netsafe has teamed up with some of New Zealand’s favourite websites, apps and tech companies like Google, Twitter and Trade Me to create Staying Safe Online.
It’s full of advice, tips and how-to guides for social media, online shopping, safe search and more."

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Purapura Whetu Graduation

The last graduation for the year took place at Purapura Whetu today, where 9 people graduated. Thanks to Toni and Rachel at PPW who have always been so supportive, and thanks to our wonderful trainer, Ria :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

At Bamford School this term, we experimented with a combined Computers in Homes, Stepping Up and KiwiSkills ICDL class. Three students were new, and 6 had already graduated from a CiH class. It worked fabulously and tutor Ria took it all in her stride :)