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 Aude.

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


Our Staff

Aude Vanovershelde
Leen Al-Hadban

Hi, I’m Jackie. I have worked with Migrant Employment solutions since 2015 and it is the most exciting and satisfying job I could ever wish for. I constantly meet wonderful new clients starting out on their search for a job in New Zealand and settling into the Kiwi lifestyle. The enthusiasm and dedication they show towards the journey never ceases to amaze me. My role is to work with skilled migrants seeking employment and build relationships and networks with employers and recruiters.


Hi I’m Susan and I have been supporting skilled migrants on their journey into the New Zealand workforce for a number of years so I understand the challenges that many face when looking for work in a very different environment. I really enjoy the chance to meet and spend time getting to know our clients, tailoring our service to meet their individual job seeking needs until they secure meaningful employment. For me, the best part of my job is meeting amazing job seekers from all over the world with great qualifications and work experience who really want to settle here and contribute to the Hamilton economy.


Kia ora, my name is Aroha and I have been working with Migrant Employment Solutions since 2016. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and working with clients from all over the world, using their great skills and experience plus our knowledge of the New Zealand job market to find employment. Being a part of my clients employment journey is very rewarding and as a (fairly) recent graduate myself, I know firsthand the struggles and rewards that come with finding a job you love.