Digital Literacy Training For Seniors Wins International Award

  WRITTEN BY HON DR AYESHA VERRALL Work to break down digital barriers faced by older New Zealanders, has received international recognition. The Office for Seniors Digital Literacy Training for Seniors programme has won the education category in the 2021 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, which are in their seventh year. Winners are decided through ... Read more

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Board Changes for 20/20 Trust

Angela Lim has stepped down from the Board of 20/20 Trust to be able to devote more time to her role as CEO of Clearhead.  “The demands on my time have continued to grow and I can no longer commit to the amount of time and energy that would be required to support 20/20 Trust ... Read more

Auckland District Health Board and Office for Seniors win 2021 IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards 

16 Smart City projects across Asia/Pacific named Best of the Best in the 14 e-Services categories  AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, May 18, 2021 – Today, IDC Asia/Pacific announced 16 winners for this year’s Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA), indicating the monumental efforts made by cities to digitally reimagine the use of city spaces in residential, commercial, ... Read more

QR Code? What’s that?

As we consider the world going forward and what the new uncertainties of COVID-19 are bringing to our lives. One thing is sure; the pandemic has meant people have required connection with digital technology in ways that they may not have had to before. Many people have to deal with new realities, such as QR ... Read more

How families engage with digital technologies: a research project

20/20 Trust and Social Research NZ Collaboration Working through community outlets such as the Massey Community Hub located at Colwill School, 20/20 Trust has put over 20,000 people through digital equity programmes that include; digital literacy training, providing access to the Internet at home and to digital devices. This has connected previously marginalised individuals to ... Read more

Ahmad Al Yassin Story – Refugee Connect June 2020

Ahmad and his family arrived in Dunedin one week before the COVID-19 lockdown, making it a very challenging time for his family. When I arrived, I felt lost and disconnected. Entering the lockdown after our arrival in Dunedin made the situation more difficult for my family and I, especially  because we didn’t know how anything ... Read more

The Five Point Plan for Digital Inclusion: COVID-19 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the reliance of New Zealanders on the Internet for work and study, information, and social interaction. It has also brought the need for digital inclusion into sharper focus and increased the urgency for action in this area. Too many New Zealanders are excluded from the digital world. The Government has laid ... Read more