Thursday, June 28, 2018

Computers in Homes suspended awaiting funding renewal

This blog is not being updated whilst awaiting renewal of funding.

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Bill Dashfield
20/20 web maestro

Monday, November 27, 2017

Funding restored – what it means for NZ families

The 2017 Coalition Government Agreement stated that Government funding for Computers in Homes – which ceased in June – will be restored. We are waiting to discuss this with the new Government. Meanwhile we continue to support the families from 2016/17 for their first 12 months online.

Because of this gap in funding, in some regions we no longer have a regional coordinator, and our national team are supporting those families.

The stories and statistics in the Computers in Homes Annual Report 2016/17 shows why the programme is so important – and successful – in helping New Zealand families get full benefit of being online.

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."