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Computers in Homes graduation celebrates success

Media Advisory
For event 20 October 2008

Computers in Homes graduation celebrates success of new Auckland families

Computers in Homes Rorohiko I roto ngā Kāinga is a national programme that, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, brings computer technology and digital literacy within reach of refugee families in New Zealand.

Through the Ministry of Education’s ‘Refugee Resettlement Education’ funding, the programme has been able to provide ICT education to refugee communities in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Nelson and Porirua since 2004.

The programme provides families from the Ethiopian, Sudanese, Burundi, Burmese, Colombian, Somali, Afghani and Chin communities with computers and the Internet, but more importantly, training, skills and support to use computer technology to assist them with adjusting to New Zealand life.

20 families have been involved locally in Mt Roskill and will celebrate their graduation in a ceremony to be held at the Wesley Community Centre.

The graduation ceremony will be held from 3.45pm on Monday 20 October.

Wesley Community Centre
740 Sandringham Road
Mt Roskill

Who is attending:
Abraham Mamer – Coordinator, Ministry of Education Regional Refugee Education
Di Das - National Coordinator, Computers in Homes.
Graduates from 20 local families.
Family and friends of the graduates.
The ‘Computers in Homes Project for Refugee Children and their Families’ helps to involve them in the New Zealand way of life, strengthens relationships between families and schools, improves educational outcomes for children and provides greater opportunities for their parents.

Photo opportunities:
• Ministry of Education representative showing support for a community programme.
• Local refugee parents (graduates of the programme) receiving their graduation certificates from Computers in Homes.
• Local families and delegates celebrating their achievements with speciality dishes prepared by the local community.

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