Building digital literacy and inclusion in New Zealand

New Zealanders fully participating in our digital world.
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 >
  • New record for Stepping UP set in the Hutt?

    Yesterday, Patrick Harlow emailed us from Hutt City to say “Today we had 15 students in the War Memorial library. A new high for me. As it was the Gmail module I had no issues coping with this number.” Patrick has tutored 187 courses in 3 years. A quick scan though the last 1,000 Stepping Read more at Stepping Up

  • Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Waikato

    Spark and Web Access Waikato Trust has announced that Spark Jump subsidised broadband is now available in Waikato through local school Whitiora School and not-for-profit organisations Te Kauwhata Community House and Te Whare Kokonga.  More students can now keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. Read more at Stepping Up

  • New tool maps Digital Divide in New Zealand

    A new map that clearly shows where digital divides exist in New Zealand is now available. The 20/20 Trust and InternetNZ teamed up to build an interactive map called the Digital Divide Map.  The colour-coded ‘HEAT’ map shows the different digital divides facing New Zealanders and their communities and complements the 20/20 Trust’s existing Digital Inclusion map. You can see Internet infrastructure access, digital skill gaps and socioeconomic divides broken down by area units across New Zealand. Read more

  • Stepping UP – the Rotorua experience

    A short video from Anne Riddle, from Rotorua District Library, who has been running Stepping Up classes for two years. She shares how it went, from start-up to going mobile and now looking at the next level – and gives her advice to other libraries. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Computers in Homes participant and then trainer, Ross Timpene, at a graduation ceremony.

    Computer skills learnt and then taught

    In 2009 Ross Tipene participated in the first Computers in Homes programme in Northland. Ross (now a qualified teacher) creates a truly personalised training experience for his own Computers in Homes class at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rawhiti Roa. Read more

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    Spark Jump now in Waitaki: workshop 8th August

    Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Waitaki through Oamaru Library. Debbie Price-Ewen, Reference and Digital Services Librarian, says Spark Jump will help close the skills gap between families who can afford home broadband and those who can’t. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Left to right - Tim Davies-Colley (Executive Project Manager - e-Learning Porirua), Vailogua Futi, Vai's daughter and Foundation Trustee Wendy Betteridge at e-Learning's Graduation 70 for Computers in Homes .

    Computer literacy helps Samoan family

    A recent Computers in Homes student, Vailogoua Futi, a mother of four who migrated from Samoa in May 2016, tells her story: When we just arrived in New Zealand in May this year, I found out that it was really hard for me and my kids to re-settle and Read more

  • Linda speaks at her Auckland Graduation

    New computer skills help Auckland mum get job

    As the 20/20 Trust’s Computers on Homes programme in its current form ends, we tell the stories of some of the 19,000 participants, and see the outcome of participation for them. Today, an Auckland mum talks about her involvement and how it helped. I was a little bit lost “Before I graduated from Computers in Read more

  • ICDL/ECDL – celebrating 20 years

    Technology has changed the world in many ways over the last 20 years. We have seen technologies come and go, and the demand for digital skills evolve and change. ICDL training, from the ECDL Foundation in Europe, has developed and adapted over the last 20 years to help people obtain the digital skills they require to Read more at ICDL New Zealand

  • Lal Cinzah with his proud parents. Photo: Fairfax Media NZ / Nelson Mail.

    World Refugee Day: meet Lal Cinzah

    Refugee Connect helps 130 refugee families each year. On World Refugee Day 2017, we feature the story of one of the participants. In 2007 teenager Lal and his family were helped with computer, internet and digital skills by the 20/20’s Refugee Connect programme. Lal Cinzah has since graduated with Honours from Canterbury University, the first Civil Engineering graduate from New Zealand’s Chin community. Read more