If you want more information on the programme, or would like to get involved with Computers in Homes, use the links below for making an enquiry, partnering with Computers in Homes, donating services or sponsorship and more.
- For a Brochure Pack on Computers in Homes and other 2020 Trust education programmes, please request a Brochure Pack and provide your postal address in the Contact Us form.
- Find schools taking part, and contact details of your regional coordinator.
Digital Skills: Learning how to use tablets, computer and the internet
- Digital skills training (suitable for Computers in Homes trained families) is available through our Stepping Up programme. Training is usually with public libraries and usually free.
- Our ICDL programme offers high-quality digital skills training to an internationally recognised qualification.
- Introductory Training is included in Computers in Homes, available only through schools in the CiH programme. Find schools taking part in CiH in your region.
Working with and supporting Computers in Homes
Every dollar of government funding is matched by a dollar from business and local communities – or, to put it the other way, every dollar from programme partners is matched by a dollar of government funding.
- If you – as an individual or as an organisation – would like to support Computers in Homes by donating sponsorship, computer or internet services, or by volunteering for your local organising committee, please contact your regional coordinator - contact details here.
- If your organisation would like to work with us to bring Computers in Homes to your area or target group, please contact Di Daniels (National Coordinator for Computers in Homes) using the Contact Us form.
- If your low decile school is considering joining Computers in Homes, for a School CiH Project Starter Pack email Di Daniels (National Coordinator for Computers in Homes) using the Contact Us form.
- If your school is already taking part in Computers in Homes, has wireless infrastructure and BYOD policies, and would like your CiH families to be able to buy notebooks or tablets for their children, click below for details of the CiH BYOD Equity Pilot.
Refugee General Enquiries
- If you have a refugee background, or help refugee families who may benefit from Computers in Homes, please contact the Ministry of Education who chooses training centres and families. For details, including Regional MoE Refugee Education Coordinators, visit the CiH Refugee Families programme page or download the CiH Refugee Flyer.
Current and newly-appointed Refugee CiH Centres Only
- If your organisation has been contracted by MoE to run Computers in Homes for refugee families, please request a Refugee CiH Centre Starter Pack using the Contact Us form.
What should you do with unwanted computers that are still in working order?
Programme partners like Transpower provide computers for refurbishment for the Computers in Homes programme. We are interested in donations of batches of computers, but do not need individual computers.
For individual computers:
- We recommend that items in good condition are donated to genuine charities through www.donatenz.com or these can be dropped off at recyclers or collection may be arranged. We suggest The Ark (Auckland), Remarkit (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch) or HCC Pacific (Auckland). Click on recycler name for website & contact details; we advise you to call first to check that your equipment is suitable.
- Items in good condition can also be sold on www.trademe.co.nz
- For alternative recycling options try www.eday.org.nz
Other Community ICT
- For other Community ICT (Information and Communications Technology) initiatives, visit the 2020 Communications Trust website.
In February 2014, the 2020 Trust launched a pilot BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme to assist families at Computers in Homes schools access digital devices for their children. Many schools are embarking on BYOD programmes and we are concerned that families on low incomes might not be able to afford the cost of buying devices for their children. Our approach is to use the same systems we have set up to help families afford internet connections. This involves negotiating discounted prices with suppliers and then offering the services/products to families with a weekly payment plan, spread over 12-24 months. We have invited Computers in Homes schools who have wireless infrastructure and BYOD policies in place to join the scheme and invite a class group to participate. Click for details of the BYOD Equity Pilot and to get involved.