Wednesday, 22 August 2012

St Joseph's first school in Levin to graduate

The Principal at St Joseph's School in Levin Stasia Kennedy, advocated strongly for their school to have the programme implemented for their families. Kerin Sachdeva who is the school's Librarian, stepped into the tutor's role with great enthusiasm. It was a real pleasure to work alongside these two wonderful woman on my very first school since coming onto the Computers In Homes team.

Kerin's enthusiasm went viral and very quickly the school had 22 families committed to completing the programme. A training pod was set up in one of their classrooms, and the 10 week training for the families commenced.

All 22 families graduated on the 31st of May at a very fitting celebration. Following a shared kai with whanau and staff, Kaumatua from the local Iwi Muaupoko opened the ceremony. The special guest of honour who presented participants with their certificates, was Brother Pat Lynch FSC, who is the NZ Catholic Education Office CEO. He was really impressed with the event and the kaupapa of the programme, he could see it would make a real difference for families.

Kerin CIH Tutor (centre) and her whanau

Our fabulous graduates

A celebratory feast!

Whanau joined in the celebration

Stasia Kennedy (right) enjoying kai with local Kaumatua


Participant Sarah with 2 of her children, taking home their computer


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