Jul 15, 2013


Computers in Homes Graduation day has finally come around for 15 families that have been training through Term 2 to complete 20 hours of training with their brilliant tutor Camella Ortega.  On the 11th of July at 10 am Okaihau School hosted the event with special guest David Clendon, MP from the Green Party.  We were very lucky to have him attend after a very long journey to get to us and a broken arm to boot.  We also had the Principal, Tim and BOT and PTA members along to celebrate with us showing great support to those families involved in the project.

Above left:  David Clendon, Greens MP speaking.  Above right:  Graduating mum and her tamariki.
We had very special people presenting the certificates on this day, the tamariki of the parents involved.  It was great to see how proud they were of their parents for taking on the challenge of learning how to use a computer and coming back into the school.

Above:  Camella Ortega cutting the cake.
Thanks to Camella and some staff from the school, there was an amazing spread of food for everyone.  Once Camella had cut the cake and karakia was said we all dived into the kai.  The computers were ready and waiting for the graduates to take home and there was great excitement in the group as we all started taking the equipment away.

Above:  The graduates and their tamariki from Okaihau School.
 Well done to all of these dedicated parents for completing the training.  Our next school to take part is Ahipara School, they have been allocated 21 places for whanau and are very eager to get underway in Term 3.

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