Since 1996 the 20/20 Trust has been tackling unmet digital needs of New Zealanders, piloting new approaches, working with partners and supporters, striving to make solutions widely known and adopted, and sharing knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.
Our current programmes
The 20/20 Trust, with local community organisations, initiates and leads programmes that contribute to New Zealanders’ digital literacy, skills and inclusion. Our Manifesto for Digital Inclusion has gained widespread support.
Current programmes are:
- Computers in Homes – bringing skills and technology to New Zealand families with school-aged children: 19,000 so far
– funding ceased in June 2017; in October the new Labour/NZ First Coalition Government announced they would restore funding
- Digital Inclusion Map prototype – giving visibility to digital inclusion projects and resources
- Digital Technologies in Schools – tracking the use and challenges of Information and Communication Technology in education since 1993
- Family Connect – supporting 700 Auckland adults with low qualifications on a year-long digital journey, combining training, device, and broadband with an individual goal-focussed approach
- ICDL & KiwiSkills – training jobseekers in work-ready digital skills, to leading international standards
- Spark Jump – connecting families with low-cost, pre-pay internet, subsidised by the Spark Foundation
- Stepping UP – building your digital skills for life, work and learning in small steps in friendly informal classes
When the need for a programme is satisfied, is no longer a priority due to social and technological changes, or become mainstream in other organisations, we close programmes down – freeing 20/20’s resources for new challenges.
Past Programmes (under ‘About 20/20 Trust’) include:
- CANZ (Computer Access New Zealand – refurbishing thousands of computers for community projects
- eDay – responsibly recycling thousands of tonnes of e-waste
- Living Heritage – publishing 146 school local history projects
- NetDay – volunteers installing computer networking in over 500 schools
- Pasifika IT – running conferences, forums and seminars, and initiating partnerships to support digital literacy and technical skills in Pacific Island countries.
- Positive Computing (for Parents) – teaching hundreds of parents safe computing
- The Headlight Series – bringing together businesses, communities, government, ICT sector and academia to share information
- WCN (Wellington Community Net) – free web hosting and support for over 600 community organisations
- Smart Newtown – establishing free computer and internet access and training