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

Nokia Corporation Supports Pacific Seniors

Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance of being digitally connected. COVID-19 has highlighted that too many people living in New Zealand are lagging behind in the digital world and that New Zealand is at risk of widening the digital divide even further between the haves and the have nots. In the COVID-19 environment this means that for many people in New ... Read more

COVID-19 – Dr Angela Lim, Chair 20/20 Trust

Tēnā koutou, In these difficult circumstances that the COVID-19 Pandemic has played across the globe. It is important to acknowledge the impact it has had on the 20/20 Trust and more specifically our people. To play our part in “Flattening the Curve”, we have decided to not take on new classes until we can do ... Read more

Digital Literacy For Pacific Seniors

20/20 Trust is delighted to have received funding from the Office for Seniors, Super Seniors to deliver a Pacific Senior Connect digital literacy programme to 375 learners in Tāmaki  Makaurau (Auckland), and Ōtautahi (Christchurch) for up to 3 years. This programme will deliver a series of modules at participants’ churches and in their own language. ... Read more

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NetHui2019: Digital Inclusion – It’s Time for Action

Why are we still talking about digital inclusion? – It’s time for action Digital Inclusion was high on the agenda at NetHui2019. This workshop, facilitated by 20/20 Trust, posed three key questions about digital inclusion, generating ideas for action. What is digital inclusion? Participants confirmed the four key components of; affordable access, skills, confidence/trust, and ... Read more

Executive Director Announcement

The Trustees of 20/20 Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Sue West as Executive Director. Sue was appointed Auckland Area Manager in 2016, and has provided strong leadership in building the organisation to respond to the growing need for Digital Inclusion programmes in Auckland and Northland. Sue has won the trust and respect ... Read more

digital inclusion analysis from Census 2018

Census 2018 And Digital Inclusion – Good Or Bad News?

The first results from Census 2018 were published today, and we have done some initial analysis of  what they say about Digital Inclusion in Aotearoa. The good news is that the number of digitally connected households has increased by 185,000, and 1.3 million now have an internet connection.  Enthusiasm needs to be tempered by two ... Read more

Evaluation indicators graphic from ERO (Education Review Office)

Measuring the impact of Digital Inclusion

The government has released two papers on Evaluating Digital Inclusion Initiatives.  The first paper explains the value of evaluation to understand how well an initiative is working and how it could be better. The second paper presents several case studies that demonstrate good practices in evaluation of digital inclusion initiatives.  Computers in Homes is one ... Read more