Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Laptops for Learning’ Programme Shrinks Digital Divide

Laptops for Learning’ Programme Shrinks Digital Divide For Northland Schools

Low-decile Northland secondary schools will be presented with 75 digital devices next week, as part of Variety – The Children’s Charity’s Laptops For Learning programme. This programme, in conjunction with The Warehouse, seeks to ensure all Kiwi kids have equal access to information and communications technology.

Around 1,000 laptops and tablets will be donated through the programme, made possible from funds raised at the annual The Warehouse Supplier Awards and Charity Dinner in November 2012.

Lorraine Taylor, said: “The Laptops For Learning programme makes an enormous difference to New Zealand families in need by enhancing children’s chance of educational success through the use of technology.

By establishing a partnership with The Warehouse to deliver the programme, we will address the digital divide by enabling access to learning and new technology, which is fundamental to the future development of our children and New Zealand,” said Ms Taylor.

GM Community & Environment for The Warehouse, Paul Walsh said the business is proud to have partnered with Variety – the Children’s Charity since 2001 and to be involved in the development of such an important learning programme.

“We sought to identify a need that was not being met elsewhere, and Laptops for Learning is a valuable contribution that fits well with The Warehouse’s objectives of enhancing the lives of Kiwi families and children,” said Mr Walsh.

Over the last few years, The Warehouse has facilitated raising almost $2.8 million for Variety, which includes being the recipient of fundraising from its 2009 and 2012 Suppliers’ Dinners.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news