A better internet is up to all of us

Opinion piece published on Scoop.co.nz, 11 February 2016 By Vanisa Dhiru, Executive Director – 2020 Trust Whether we like it or not, the internet is part of our lives. I spent 30 minutes on Skype this weekend with a friend overseas, helping him set up a new iPhone he had gifted his mother. In minutes we had set up ... Read more

Precious Clark & Angela Lim

2020 Trust adds two Auckland based Trustees

Over the last 12 -18 months the 2020 Trust has increased delivery of their digital literacy programmes in the Auckland region. This is in response to the fact that more than 30% of the NZ families with children that have no internet access are in the greater Auckland region. To support this move into Auckland, the 2020 Trust is ... Read more

Research: Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives

A new study of eight digital inclusion organisations in the USA strongly supports the approach taken in New Zealand by the 2020 Trust, partners, government and supporters with Computers in Homes and other 2020 initiatives. The report by Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, ... Read more

Chair’s Report, 2014-15

Trust Chair Laurence Millar reviews the year to June: in 15 years of Computers in Homes helped 15,000 families, and a review shows continuing strong need and value for money;  ICDL will upskill 7,500 jobseekers over three years; Executive Director, staff, contractors and partners keep focus on digital inclusion. ... Read more

Six more schools put their stories on Living Heritage

Recently four – no, now it's six – New Zealand primary schools researched and published stories on Living Heritage. There are nearly 150 schools' stories online. Living Heritage is a bilingual initiative enabling school students to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community, preserving them for future generations in the National Library archive. ... Read more

Drop, Cover, Hold in Action at 2020 Offices

2020 Trust staff took part in today’s National Shakeout earthquake drill.  Kristina stepped up to her role as warden and Karin and Bill followed her instructions – under the desks!  They then proceeded to consume the 3-day supply of food and water.  Last seen they were gorging on the Timtams! Karin tried the emergency escape from our ... Read more

Schools receive UNESCO Living Heritage Awards

Students from three schools were presented with a UNESCO Living Heritage award at the National Digital Forum in Wellington this week.  The three schools were Paparore School from the Far North,  Tiniroto School near Gisborne and Waitakere College in Auckland.  The awards recognised the students’ creative contribution to the preservation of New Zealand’s history and ... Read more

Outspoken: Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru, Executive Director, 2020 Trust featured on Radio New Zealand’s Outspoken on Wednesday 14th October 2015.  Outspoken is a video series about real people who care about real issues, published on The Wireless with funding from NZ On Air. The digital world is only getting bigger, which is why it’s more important than ever that we ... Read more

OECD, Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, 15 September 2015

OECD report a timely reminder about ICTs in Schools

2020 Trust comment, Laurence Zwimpfer, 2020 Trust: The recent OECD Report on Students, Computers and Learning [1], raised some alarm bells for countries like New Zealand that have been investing heavily in ICT for education.  The OECD’s education director, Andreas Schleicher singles out countries including New Zealand and Australia which have high levels of computer and ... Read more