Sep 27, 2011


After a plea in The Northland Age from Mangamuka School for computers I was able to provide the school with one second hand computer provided by one of our Trustees from the 2020 Far North ICT Trust, Eric Shakelton.  The students were so excited to start using the computer and while I was there the photographer from The Northland Age came along and took some photos of us all, there was an article published on the 9th of August 2011.
I have also advised Mangamuka School that we will be able to provide the school with 4 PC’s to train 8 whanau on to complete the Computers in Homes project in Term 1 of 2012.  The principal Maryanne Bedggood is absolutely over the moon and cannot wait to begin the training process.  I am looking forward to working with this school.  They are so full of enthusiasm it makes my job such a joy.
Mangamuka Students checking out their second hand PC.

Mangamuka students, teachers, principal and Emma Tracey.

We also were able to provide Kevin Simon, who trained in Term 1 2011 at TKKM Pukemiro, a  PC.  He originally started the Computers in Homes training in the understanding he would not receive a PC as he was an extra.  The school were allocated 20 places and he was number 21.  Kevin was excited just to learn more about the computer as he is currently studying to be a Legal Executive by correspondence and some computer skills would be more than valuable to him.  He was using local internet cafes to submit his assignments.  He also had one child at home studying by correspondence.  After talking with the 2020 Far North Trust we decided that we were able to provide one extra PC for Kevin.  We felt he was more than deserving after attending every training session held.  It was a pleasure to be able to provide this to him and he was extremely grateful as now him and his son can study from the comfort of their own home.

Kevin Simon, his son, Emma Tracey and Kevin’s new PC.

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