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

Determination creates results in Kaiapoi

The 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes devastated the township of Kaiapoi.  Their buildings and infrastructure took a huge hit and during the past 7 years the community has worked incredibly hard to bring the town back to its former glory. One re-build in particular which has been a resounding success is the library, and proudly the ... Read more

Nine new venues coming soon to your region…

2017 is promising to be an exciting year as digital knowledge, devices and connection will be even more accessible to New Zealand communities. Nine new libraries are planning to become delivery partners with 20/20 Trust and host our Stepping UP programme. All their staff are highly aware of the need to help their library users; people from all walks and stages of life come to them daily needing digital literacy help. ... 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

Blenheim celebrates their Adult Learners and Librarians

Marlborough District Libraries, in conjunction with REAP Marlborough, recognised the hard work and determination of some of their Stepping UP learners in early September. The event marked Adult Learners Week (a UNESCO initiative and supported by the Tertiary Education Commission and Adult Community Education), with a certificate ceremony attended by Blenheim Mayor, Alistair Sowman, who presented the awards to ... Read more