I am so proud of everyone for taking on this new technology challenge, for challenging yourselves and for dedicating the time and effort to be apart of Computers in Homes.
We are proud of the 69 families that have graduated to date. That is a great accomplishment because it means that 69 families now have the opportunity to have a computer in their home and have access to the internet. The ability to connect family and friends that live afar on a daily basis through the use of SKYPE, to be able to email and receive photographs of your growing mokopuna and to those families that have registered in the Game Chatrooms, it is great to know that your friendship has continued on, even in the chatrooms. I especially liked hearing about how some families chat in Te Reo Maori in the Games Room to strategise their next move so no one else knows what they are talking about.
The Internet is endless with knowledge and we congratulate you all for taking on this technology challenge and for sharing your wonderful computer stories with us.
Computer Training around the Schools
Thanks to Mrs Jenny Ratcliffe for supporting Computers in Homes Wairoa project and making yourself available to attend, mix and mingle with the parents and children during computer training.
Thanks to the families for top mark attendance... Your attendance reflected in your computer learning... There was so much to absorb and everyone coped really well.
The kids... I love it when the families bring their children along... I encourage the kids to learn and to teach their parents. Georgina Tipuna, aka "The Librarian", you did a great job showing Dad how to use the computer, i'm sure he was very impressed with your skills. Danielle Roberts, I was very impressed with your learning, attitude and behaviour, a big thank you to your Mum Maria for putting her hand up as the Project Buddy/Mentor to assist all the families.
To the rest of the families, it was great to meet you all and I hope to hear the good learning stories during post training.
Congratulations to the families of Kotemaori School who graduated on the 18th of May 2008.
Kotemaori School is approximately 55 kms South of Wairoa with a roll of less than 30 children.
A big thanks to all the families who participated especially to those who gave computer support to others with less computer knowledge. Computer training took place over a 7 week period, thanks to Simon and the BOT for keeping our family PCs safe and secure during the training period.
To Hana, Charmaigne and Len, we hope that your computer training has been put to good use. We look forward to hearing all the good stories from yourselves and the rest of the families during post computer training.