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Computers in Homes New Zealand


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Computers in Homes New Zealand

  1. 1. Taking the Internet to Isolated Communities in Aotearoa New Zealand<br />Di Das<br /> National CIH Coordinator<br />
  2. 2. Is made up of volunteers with expertise and vision who are passionate about taking technology and education to people<br />They began Computers in Homes in the year 2000 in the lowest decile school in NZ<br />
  3. 3. There are around 100,000 families with school-aged children who do not have a computer and internet for their homework. <br />Computers in Homes helps provide these for families in low-decile schools. See Manukau is that purple dot below Auckland city <br />
  4. 4. Project Management to CIH schools<br />20 – 30 families per school<br />Refurbished high-end Pentium 4, XP-Pro, Office 2007<br />20 hours compulsory free training per family<br />$50.00 buy-in per family<br />Graduation celebrations & certificate<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 />Computers in Homes package includes<br />
  5. 5. Far North &East Coast2 hours nearest townNo storeNo libraryMany families no power, no phoneno services to gateno BB <br />City families face other challenges of access to technology<br />
  6. 6. Working with Whanau/Hapu/Iwi<br />Te Kura Kaupapa Maori<br />Marae<br />We are school-based & work with parents to connect them with the technology their children are using<br />So what makes Computers in Homes different? <br />
  7. 7. Working with Refugee communities<br />Engaging children with refugee background into NZ education ASAP<br />Inviting parents into school to learn about their children’s education<br />
  8. 8. Long-term commitment to communities: <br />Maori, Pasifika, Pakeha, Tau Iwi<br />We choose trainers and techs from your own community<br />Building Trust with Community & Govt<br />
  9. 9. Case Study OutcomesFamilies use their CIH experience for many different things:Homework, Skype, staying in touch, FaceBook, information, new studies, applying for jobs, Trade Me, selling crafts, TV online, news, emailingAcademic, arts, business, employment, health groups, to combat isolation, recipes, church newsletters, whakapapa, sportSocial Work, office work, online businesses, websitesToni Kahu from non-user Mum to ICT Lead Teacher in 5 years<br />
  10. 10. Kia ora from our fantastic team around New ZealandWe all began like you…<br />