Taking the Internet to Isolated Communities in Aotearoa New Zealand<br />
Di Das National CoordinatorRebecca Fraser Regional Coordinator<br />
VolunteersExpertiseVisionICT<br />To help all New Zealanders benefit from the opportunities of the new digital era, especi...
Connections between Human Rights Commission & Computers in Homes<br />Background in Treaty & anti-racism education<br />St...
There are an estimated 100,000 families with school-aged children who do not have access to a computer and internet for th...
<ul><li>1990’s Global ideas shared & modified2000-05 nationally NZ pilot schools only via MoE2006-09 regional clusters of ...
Feedback from Schools<br />Principals say:<br />More parental interest<br />Better relationships & communication <br />Mor...
Far North &East Coast2 hours nearest townNo storeNo libraryMany families no power, no phoneno services to gateno BB <br />
So what makes Computers in Homes different? <br />Working with Whanau/Hapu/Iwi<br />Tuhoe Education Authority  <br />Te Ru...
Working with Refugee communities<br />Top down Govt approach<br />Refining project to needs<br />Remove barriers to attend...
No cost<br />MoE funded<br />RSA & MoE choose 95 families/year<br />30 hours training<br />12 months BB<br />Interpreters<...
Long-term commitment  to communities: <br />Maori, Pasifika, Refugee, low- income, isolated<br />Continuity of personnel<b...
Other       Trust programmes<br />
Access to education a human right               √<br />Access to information a human right            √<br />Access to int...
SNAP $34.95 20Gb High speed BB/mth<br />Few can afford landlines<br />Cannot afford 2nd 6mths = $99 break fee<br />Wi-Fi o...
Opportunity Aspiration & EngagementHomework, Skype, staying in touch, FaceBook, information, new studies, applying for job...
Toni Kahu from non-user Mum to ICT Lead Teacher in 5 years<br />
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Taking the internet to isolated communities in Aotearoa New Zealand

  1. 1. Taking the Internet to Isolated Communities in Aotearoa New Zealand<br />
  2. 2. Di Das National CoordinatorRebecca Fraser Regional Coordinator<br />
  3. 3. VolunteersExpertiseVisionICT<br />To help all New Zealanders benefit from the opportunities of the new digital era, especially the internet<br />
  4. 4. Connections between Human Rights Commission & Computers in Homes<br />Background in Treaty & anti-racism education<br />Studies in Matauranga Maori and Pasifika Ed<br />HRC free seminars Wgtn 2003 – 2004 <br />Access to education as a human right – who is left behind?<br />New context: e-Government; Digital literacy<br />Access to information as a human right – who is left behind?<br />
  5. 5. There are an estimated 100,000 families with school-aged children who do not have access to a computer and internet for their studies (NZ Census statistics 2006)<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>1990’s Global ideas shared & modified2000-05 nationally NZ pilot schools only via MoE2006-09 regional clusters of schools via CPF2010 Government budget line 2010 – 2013From 2020 pilot to Govt budget took 10 yearsIf Digital Literacy is considered essential for economic growth – who is left behind?</li></li></ul><li>Computers in Homes package includes<br />Free Project Management to schools that apply<br />~20 families per school<br />Refurbished high-end Pentium 4, W-7, Office 2007<br />20 hours compulsory free training per family<br />$50.00 buy-in per family<br />Graduation celebrations & certificates<br />6 months free Broadband or dialup<br />12 month hardware warranty<br />Technical support for user-generated problems<br />WOF and family surveys at 12-18 months<br />
  7. 7. Feedback from Schools<br />Principals say:<br />More parental interest<br />Better relationships & communication <br />More homework done<br />Improved attendance<br />Student achievement enhanced<br />The best outside programme to run through their school<br />Can we do it again?<br />Parents say:<br />Able to help with homework<br />Learn new skills<br />Understand technology<br />Confidence<br />Didn’t know anyone cared about their lives before<br />Feel connected to the world<br />Now I know what ‘go to www for more information’ means!<br />
  8. 8. Far North &East Coast2 hours nearest townNo storeNo libraryMany families no power, no phoneno services to gateno BB <br />
  9. 9. So what makes Computers in Homes different? <br />Working with Whanau/Hapu/Iwi<br />Tuhoe Education Authority <br />Te Runanga o Ngati Porou (TRONP)<br />Ngati Wai Trust<br />Te Whanau Apanui<br />Ngati Awa Trust<br />Te Kura Kaupapa Maori<br />Putiki Marae<br />
  10. 10. Working with Refugee communities<br />Top down Govt approach<br />Refining project to needs<br />Remove barriers to attendance<br />Engaging children with refugee background into NZ education ASAP<br />
  11. 11. No cost<br />MoE funded<br />RSA & MoE choose 95 families/year<br />30 hours training<br />12 months BB<br />Interpreters<br />Transport<br />Babysitting<br />Family visitors<br />Refugee Computers in Homes<br />
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  13. 13. Long-term commitment to communities: <br />Maori, Pasifika, Refugee, low- income, isolated<br />Continuity of personnel<br />Professionalism and humanism<br />Team with integrity<br />Trust. Trust. Trust<br />Deliver outcomes on time, in budget<br />Building Trust with Community & Govt<br />
  14. 14. Other Trust programmes<br />
  15. 15. Access to education a human right √<br />Access to information a human right √<br />Access to internet now considered a HR √<br />Who is left behind?<br />Who is the 25%?<br />No power or phone to gate<br />Copper wire or fibre optic<br />To the node or to the gate<br />Leaves significant numbers behind<br />Cost of telecommunications services in NZ<br />Rollout of UFB to 75% of NZ<br />
  16. 16. SNAP $34.95 20Gb High speed BB/mth<br />Few can afford landlines<br />Cannot afford 2nd 6mths = $99 break fee<br />Wi-Fi options where available<br />$400 Wi-Fi connection fee normal<br />InspireNet Wi-Fi $37.50 10Gb/mth<br />No connection fee, free modem for CIH<br />Pre-pay scratch cards<br />Computers in Homes families just want to know if they can get online<br />
  17. 17. Opportunity Aspiration & EngagementHomework, Skype, staying in touch, FaceBook, information, new studies, applying for jobs, Trade Me, selling crafts, TV online, news, emailing, music, YouTube, recipes, sportAcademic, arts, business, employment, health groups, to combat isolation, church newsletters, whakapapa Case studies, social work, office work, online businesses, websites, teaching<br />
  18. 18. Toni Kahu from non-user Mum to ICT Lead Teacher in 5 years<br />
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