Angela Lim - Trustee

New Chair for 20/20 Trust

Trust moves forward with a younger leader and strengthens governance presence in Auckland. In the last 23 years, the 2020 Trust has played a key role in shaping the digital inclusion landscape by providing vulnerable families with access to the digital world. Our award winning programmes, such as Computers in Homes, stood apart because of ... Read more

Computers in Homes Connect

We are delighted to announce that delivery of the Computers in Homes programme is restarting in 2019, as a result of our successful application for funding under the ‘Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes’ Fund operated by the Tertiary Education Commission. We will provide Computers in Homes Connect training, access and support for families in ... Read more

20/20 Trust will focus on core programmes in 2019

During 2018, the Board decided to focus on core programmes that deliver digital skills in homes—Family Connect, Refugee Connect and Northland Connect— programmes that place an emphasis on the needs of individual learners and families. These core programmes have tracked well during the year: The Family Connect programme, funded by TEC, delivered digital skills training ... Read more

Map showing digital inclusion initiatives throughout New Zealand

20/20 Trust welcomes new digital inclusion organisation

20/20 Trust today welcomed the announcement today of a new organisation – Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) – which has been established to help reduce barriers that prevent people from participating in their communities using digital technologies. “We support the establishment of DIAA, which complements our work and provides a channel for expanding the reach ... Read more

Digital First Census 2018 – what went wrong?

Guest blog: Accessibility and digital inclusion worker Bill Dashfield looks at the 2018 New Zealand Census, teases out reasons for the low response rate and suggests fixes. Ironically, the 2018 Census process prevented him from filling in his own census form online… ... Read more

New government fund for digital skills in homes

20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group ... Read more

50% of users asked if they used the internet were answering online.

Digital Divide worse than appears in latest report

Bill Dashfield looks at the latest World Internet Project report, which implies only 6% of New Zealanders don’t use the internet. However, non-representative sampling has skewed the results – the real percentage not using the internet is much higher. ... Read more

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