The purpose of this project is to “digitally connect” our refugees to the world around them.

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About Us

Computers in Homes provides a thirty hour training module that helps the newly arrived refugees in Hamilton to access information through ICT and enhance learning outcomes for all family members. The programme  supports parents and other family members  to actively engage in their children’s learning.
Bilingual assistants are provided throughout the training to ensure effective learning and communication throughout the course.

The goals of this project are:

  1. To provide refugee children and their families with access to online educational resources from home.
  2. To empower refugee families with the necessary computing tools and skills to become active participants in the online world.

 

As participants of the programme, each refugee family receives a refurbished PC and an internet connection for a period of one year.

How families are chosen

Annual numbers are limited, and priority is given to recently arrived quota refugee families who:

  • have secondary school aged children
  • are headed by solo parents
  • are without computers
  • own a computer but require training

 

During the programme, refugee background families have access to Bilingual support, childcare, transport, and family liaison support.

For more information contact Merzia contact Merzia.

Computers  in Homes  is a the Ministry of Education funded project that HMS trust delivers to refugee families in coordination with 20/20 trust. 

Contact details

Email: cih@hmstrust.org.nz

Our Staff

Coordinator
Merzia Medhi
Tutor
John Lee