Enabling New Zealanders to fully participate in a digital world

The 2020 Communications Trust manages and promotes digital literacy initiatives, including Computers in Homes, Stepping UP and ICDL; and projects like Living Heritage that engage schools and communities in the digital world.

We partner with organisations throughout New Zealand to deliver programmes to their local communities, especially those at risk of digital exclusion, and to share ideas and experiences. Read more About Us >

Digital Updates

  • A Driver Licence Required?

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    Comment from David Barrow, Communications & Development Manager, Social Development Partners and 2020 Trustee, originally posted on Community.Scoop (25 November 2014) Look around the train carriage, the bus or in a cafe and see for yourself how many people are using technology these days.  Look into any high-rise office block and everyone is on a computer.  Read more

  • 2020 Trust encourages Government to increase investment in digital literacy programmes for at-risk children and their families

    The 2020 Trust has suggested to Government that an increased investment in digital skills programmes for at-risk families and children could make a real difference in addressing education, justice and employment challenges. The Government had invited ideas and suggestions for addressing these challenges in a Social Investment Request for Information.  Responses were required by today. In its submission, Read more

  • Empowering Newcomer Families and Youth

    Photo of Dianne (Di) Daniels, National Coordinator, Computers in Homes

    Interview with Di Daniels, National Coordinator of Computers in Homes (New Zealand) “We often say that Computers in Homes is not about the computer. It is about developing social capacity, promoting social cohesion and building social capital.” Bridging the digital divide means bridging an intercultural divide. Replicated in 19 regions across New Zealand, the Computers Read more at Computers in Homes

  • Get South Auckland Online, Learning and Connected!

    2020 Trustees, Barbara Craig (left) and Selwyn 
Screen (right) chattign with Auckland Council planner Tim Watton (centre) at Digital Inclusion Meetup

    People living in the four Auckland Local Board areas that make up The Southern Initiative  (TSI) are among the most digitally disconnected in New Zealand. According to the 2013 Census 38% of the 74,904 households in TSI do not have an internet connection in their homes.  This compares with a national (and Auckland-wide) average of 15%.  Since NetHui Read more

  • Lyall Bay students recognised for Living Heritage site

    School milk

    Seven year 5 and 6 students at Lyall Bay School received certificates at a special assembly held at the school today to recognise their efforts in creating the latest Living Heritage site.  The students chose the subject of School Milk and created a very informative site about the history of milk in New Zealand schools (the Read more