On 1st July 2009 there was finally an announcement made regarding funding from Community Partnership Round 3 Funding. Although the Far North were not successful in securing all the the funding they had hoped for a great result was made. We have funding to deliver the Computers in Homes programme to 190 Far North families over 9 schools.It was decided by the trust to focus on schools that were in the greatest need for digital technology with the view to taking on more schools as the funding becomes available.
The programme will begin in January 2010 with 3 schools beginning. These schools are Rawene who will deliver to 25 families, Kohukohu who will deliver to 20 families, and Pukepoto who will also deliver to 20 families. At the moment the project technician is working towards getting the netpods installed into these three schools to begin training in January 2010.