Building digital literacy and inclusion in New Zealand

Free computer training for the unemployed and underemployed; KiwiSkills Jobseeker programme from the 20/20 Trust provides access to digital skills enhancing job opportunities.
The 20/20 Trust provides digital literacy leadership, working with local communities to deliver digital inclusion programmes that build New Zealanders’ computer and online skills: Computers in Homes, KiwiSkills Jobseeker, Stepping UP, and ICDL.        Read more >
  • Year 5/6 students at Solway School with their new Chromebooks. Photo credit: Year 5/6 Kauri Class

    Solway School wins Chromebooks in schools survey draw

    Solway School in Masterton has won 10 Acer Chromebooks in a prize draw for schools that completed the 2016/17 Digital Technologies in Schools survey. The school was drawn at random from the 464 schools that completed the survey, managed by the 20/20 Trust. Read more

  • Summer Learning Journey whānau and supporters at graduation

    Summer Learning Journey: learning outside school

    Briar Kopa, our Wellington/Hutt Valley coordinator, talks about a recent summer programme to maintain literacy levels: “Our pilot ‘Summer Learning Journey’ programme has now concluded with an amazing outcome for all. Towards the end of last year, Computers in Homes teamed up with Spark, Te Awakairangi Access (TAKA) Trust, Hutt City Council & Taita Clubhouse Read more at Computers in Homes

  • LeeAnne has used her new ICDL skills to secure a job.

    LeeAnne’s KiwiSkills success led to a job she loves

    When LeeAnne Baker was ready to return to work after seven years, she wanted better computer skills and did not have the confidence to apply for a job. After passing a basic level computer course, her tutors recommended that she undertook the KiwiSkills ICDL programme. This free programme for jobseekers includes four ICDL training modules. Read more at Kiwiskills

  • Spark Foundation logo

    Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Gisborne and Southland

    Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Gisborne  and Southland so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Wairarapa

    Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Gisborne  and Southland so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. Read more at Stepping Up

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    Making a necessity accessible: How Spark Jump brings broadband to those in need

    The UN has declared internet access a basic human right, but at-home internet remains out of reach for many struggling New Zealand families. In an article in The Spinoff, Madeleine Chapman talks to 20/20 Trust ‘s Stephen Carr to  learn how Spark Jump and 20/20 are attempting to bridge the digital divide. Here is a Read more

  • Digital New Zealanders in ‘Building a Digital Nation’ report

    A new government report shows the full programme of activity for shaping and driving New Zealand’s digital transformation. The report lists initiatives and Action Plans in four areas: Digital Sector, Digital Businesses, Digital New Zealanders and Digital Government. The Action Plan for ‘Digital New Zealanders’,  includes initiatives especially relevant to digital literacy and digital inclusion of New Zealanders. Read more

  • Anna Phipps, 20/20 Business Services Manager

    The 20/20 Trust grows to help address digital equity

    Press release – 31 March 2016  The 20/20 Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Phipps as Business Services Manager. Stephen Carr (20/20 Trust’s Executive Director) says “We are very lucky to have Anna join the team. She will play a key role in the evolution of the Trust and will make a significant Read more

  • NZ Charities celebrated at Technology Awards

    Last Thursday,  TechSoup New Zealand hosted the inaugural New Zealand Charities Technology Awards, celebrating the best in technology innovation and service excellence in the New Zealand charity sector. Special guest, the Honourable Minister Alfred Ngaro, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, delivered an inspiring opening address, congratulating the finalists on their outstanding technology achievements Read more

  • Seeking part-time Administrative Assistant

    Fixed term (to mid December) We are looking for a computer savvy, enthusiastic Administrative Assistant with a can-do attitude and loads of initiative to support the ICDL Programme Coordinator with client relationship management, general administration and reporting. The role is based in Wellington for 20 hours per week (three days) with requirement to cover leave Read more at ICDL New Zealand