• Dancing fpr joy at Nelson Refugee Programme (Computers in Homes) Graduation

    Refugees Connect to NZ and home on Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day is 20 June: 20/20 Trust’s Refugee Connect is helping refugees in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin gain internet skills and connect to New Zealand and family and friends around the world. Read more at Computers in Homes

  • Timaru District Libraries - Explore | Encourage | Engage | Enrich

    Timaru District bridges Digital Divide with subsidised broadband Spark Jump

    “Access to the internet is critical to ensure our children can develop the digital skills needed to excel at school and later in life but for some families home broadband is not affordable. We know that Spark Jump will help more children in our community thrive,” says Ms. Hewlett,  Libraries Manager, Timaru District Libraries Read more at Stepping Up

  • Di Daniels. Photo: David Haxton Kapiti News

    Work in digital literacy honoured

    NZ Herald: Di Daniels has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to digital literacy education, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Di led the 20/20 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme (currently suspended awaiting promised funding reinstatement) from small beginning to a national programme that helped 19,000 school families get online. Read more

  • New UK research: major social and financial benefits of being online

    The Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2018 measures financial and digital capability of UK people, and shows clear social and financial benefits of being online vs offline. New this year is detailed Basic Digital Skills, digital skills in the workplace, new demographic data, money management attitudes and research on 11-18 year olds. Read more

  • Some of the thousands of families and people 20/20 Trust programmes have helped with digital skills and access.

    No Budget funding for Computers in Homes is a setback for Digital Inclusion

    20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). “We are concerned about the impact on the digitally excluded – the 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust.  “These families will be cut further adrift each year that the world moves on and they are not digitally connected.” Read more

  • Spreading the word about Spark Jump

    Recently we were delighted to tell 200 Budget Advisory organisations about Spark Jump. They saw how it could help many of their clients, and are keen to refer them to the large and growing network of local Spark Jump partners. Will you help spread the word too, to families it might help and to local organisations working with them? Read more at Stepping Up