Eight more libraries offer Stepping UP

Eight more libraries, from Waiheke to Invercargill, have recently started Stepping UP. They join over 50 libraries and community technology centres already offering Stepping UP – free computer & internet training for adults, in easy steps relevant to their life and interests, in informal, friendly classes. Sue Kini, 20/20 Trust’s Stepping UP product manager, spoke at the Associated Public Library Managers annual conference in Rotorua … ... Read more

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Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Whangarei

Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Whangarei through local trust Taitokerau Education Trust and Whangarei Central Library so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. Liz Cassidy-Nelson, Executive Officer of Taitokerau Education Trust, says Spark Jump will help close the skills gap between families who can afford home broadband and those who can’t. “Access to the internet is critical in getting all our children better placed to succeed in school and later in life.” ... Read more

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Massey

Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Massey, through Colwill School’s Community Hub, so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more

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Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Gisborne and Southland

Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Gisborne  and Southland so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more

Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Wairarapa

Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Gisborne  and Southland so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more

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Subsidised broadband Spark Jump available for Kawerau families

Press release 31 January 2017 Today Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Kawerau through local trust Te Aka Toitū and the Kawerau District Library. Spark Jump is an initiative for social change so that more children around New Zealand can use the internet at home to learn ... Read more

Modules completed have grown from 950 in 2013 to 2,197 in 2015 and over 2,300 in 7 months of 2016.

Strong demand for Stepping UP

The last year has shown a strong increase in demand for Stepping UP’s short digital literacy modules, and a high level of satisfaction with them. Our MoU with Public Libraries NZ has seen a very positive response from libraries through New Zealand; some libraries are now developing and  sharing their own modules. ... Read more

Stepping UP Blenheim Mums and Dads will soon graduate Computers in Homes and move on to Stepping UP (if their tutor is up for it!)

Stepping UP coming soon to the Kaipara District

The Kaipara District community will soon have the opportunity to attend the free Stepping UP computer skills training programme.  Consultation between the Kaipara District Library, Te Roroa Learning Assistance and 2020 Trust should see this programme become available by July 2015. Sessions are held over a 10 week period, with a range of subjects from ... Read more

Free classes offered at Marlborough District Library

REAP Marlborough and Marlborough District Libraries are offering free Stepping UP classes; these started in May 2014. Spaces are limited to 6 people per class so register now to avoid missing out. Topics include Computer Basics, Word Processing, Email, Employment, Trade Me, Facebook and Home Finances. Classes will be advertised through the library, REAP Marlborough ... Read more