On Saturday 18 June another 14 'New Kiwi' families from the Wellington Region graduated from the Computers in Homes programme.
This group has just completed 30 hours of digital literacy training, both 'in-class' and 'in-home'. The e-Learning team of Tim Davies-Colley (Project Manager), Ibrahim Raouf-Morton (Tutor) and Peter Lynch (Tech support), delivered the programme.
Shona Te Huki (Regional Computers in Homes for Refugees Coordinator) was on hand to present the certificates to our eager graduates.
Graham Kelly as Chair of the e-Learning Porirua Trust, encouraged the graduates to make the most of the technology and their new skills, to learn and get jobs.
Gina Gonzales and Maureen Zaya (Ministry of Education - Regional Refugee and Migrant Coordinators) attended. Maureen spoke to the group in Arabic as a former migrant. She said when she came to New Zealand 15 years ago (from Iraq) she had a lot of help and Kiwis want to help - so just ask.
This was another multi-ethnic group: 10 from Syria, two from Afghanistan, one from Colombia and one family (husband and wife attended) from Vietnam.