Thursday, 28 June 2018

Computers in Homes suspended awaiting funding renewal

This blog is not being updated whilst we await renewal of funding.

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Thank you

Bill Dashfield
20/20 web maestro

Monday, 26 June 2017

Local Families benefit from The Warehouse Customer Choice Programme

The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes was selected for The Warehouse’s Customer Choice programme by fourteen stores. At every Warehouse, shoppers were given a disc to vote for one of three neighborhood community organisations the store is supporting. At the end of the six months funds raised are given to each of these community organisations according to their percentage of total votes.
The funds raised are to be spent in each store’s area, and this funding will allow us to include supporting digital literacy to local families who participated in the Computers in Homes Programme 2016-17.
In Palmerston North those x2 families that benefited from The Warehouse Customer Choice Programme and received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Left Erana Hunia & Gayle Moana-Johnson

A big thank you to the Warehouse Team Palmerston North for being such good sports and joining our families for the photo.  Fantastic.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Well done Feilding

Fantastic Feilding whānau

On the 14th of April 11 families completed their 20 hours of Computers in Homes computer training while being hosted at North Street School.

These families were from two local schools.  North Street and Feilding Intermediate School.  What a successful supported collaboration between the schools with an amazing outcome.

Principals Jo Reiri and Selena O'Leary have been instrumental with the planning and support for each family member and a special shout out to our wonderful trainer Sheryll Goodwin.

Some of the comments from the families...

"awesome course, learning lots of new skills"

"am very grateful to have been part of this"

"Just want you to know that I am so thankful for the opportunity of this course and internet"

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Schools and families working together

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What a fantastic start to 2017.  With Feilding Intermediate School and North Street School Feilding working collaboratively to ensure that their families get the opportunity to take part in the Computers in Homes programme.

The Manawatu Computers in Homes programme has already had success at North Street School with x13 families graduating in the 2016 year. Now we have both schools training together.

Many thanks to Principals Jo Reiri (North Street) and Interim Principal Selena O'Leary (Feilding Intermediate) who continue to champion the programme in Feilding.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It's a new year for Computers in Homes in the Manawatu, Horowhenua & Kapiti region.

A very happy new year everyone and I am looking forward to meeting the new families that will be looking to continue on their digital journey for 2017.

We have had an exiting 2016 year with another three schools/community centres helping approximately 40 families on their way to being more confident and comfortable in the digital world.  

So what's happening in our area?

Spark JUMP 
  • Te Aroha Noa CTC in Highbury  Palmerston North is offering training and modems to those families that are wanting to get an internet connection for families with school-aged children.  
  • All of our Computers in Homes families are offered the same opportunity at training.
Computers in Homes programme
  • Paraparaumu School
  • Te Aroha Noa

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Merry Xmas Graduates of 2016

Manawatu/Horowhenua/Kapiti Graduates December 2016

We have finished the year with in style with three of our local schools and community centers graduating 29 families in total for the Manawatu/Horowhenua & Kapiti areas.

North Street School 

Awapuni School
Palmerston North

Te Aroha Noa
Palmerston North

We would all like to thank the those special people who all made it happen and helped us all along the way.

    Awapuni School                                                        North Street School
Stephen Soutar, Principal                                                  Jo Reiri,  Principal
  Renee Tawhiti, Trainer                                                Sheryl Goodwin, Trainer

Te Aroha Noa
Bruce Maden, CEO
Marion Hales, the boss
Mei Reti, Trainer

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Spark Jump - Palmerston North

   Spark JUMP  & 

“Every child & their whanau should have the opportunity to be digitally connected”

Spark Jump will offer selected families a 30GB no-frills broadband service for just $15.

To offer flexibility for families, Spark Jump is pre-paid, no fixed-term contract and includes a modem while they are using the service.

The service uses the Skinny Broadband platform and provides “wireless” home broadband via a 4G mobile signal connecting with the nearest cell tower.

Wireless broadband is available anywhere there is a good quality Spark 4G mobile signal.

Q: Who can have access to and use Spark JUMP?
A: Families with school aged children without internet in their homes

Taking home their modems
two happy Computers in Homes families