Stepping UP – the Rotorua experience

A short video from Anne Riddle, from Rotorua District Library, who has been running Stepping Up classes for two years. She shares how it went, from start-up to going mobile and now looking at the next level – and gives her advice to other libraries. ... Read more

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Spark Jump now in Waitaki: workshop 8th August

Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Waitaki through Oamaru Library. Debbie Price-Ewen, Reference and Digital Services Librarian, says Spark Jump will help close the skills gap between families who can afford home broadband and those who can’t. ... Read more

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