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Biggest graduation for Computers in Home scheme

posted Mar 30, 2015, 5:18 PM by Karen Cave   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 3:20 PM ]

15th July 2010

Tutor Chris Turner, Craig Kumeroa graduate receiving his certificate,and Di Das, national co-ordinator of Computer in Homes.

COMPUTER in Homes Taranaki had its biggest ever graduation ceremony this week, with 62 students from all over South Taranaki graduating.
The event, held in the Eltham Town Hall on Monday morning, was well attended by  graduates, their family and friends, several  Community Board members, Mayor Ross Dunlop,  local MP Chester Burrows and national co-ordinator Di Das. Performances were made by the local Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngati Ruanui school.
“We had no idea just how well this programme was going to be received” Said Di Das, National coordinator of Computer in Homes.  “South Taranaki is one of the most successful programmes, as we see students not only help their children in the home, but go on to seek more education and even better job opportunities for themselves”
MP Chester Burrows admitted that he remembers when he was first learning, how frustrated and he felt when first using new technology so he has a lot of admiration for the graduates and what they have achieved.
Eltham’s had its first intake of 15 families graduating in March, 2005.  “We have seen this grow from just a small group of dedicated people  to what it is today and we will see it grow even  more” said Di Das.