Twelve excited families from refugee background and their friends gathered at Freyberg High School on Saturday 8 November for the latest graduation of Computers in Homes.
We were welcomed by Freyberg ICT trainer Val Revill, followed by congratulations from Di Daniels National Coordinator Computers in Homes.
Then families had a tech talk from Dave Clark who will be installing the computers and internet in their homes. All this was translated by our very capable interpreters Asadullah and Poh.
Certificates were presented by Ministry of Education’s Abdi Bihi and proceedings were closed by Freyberg International Student Coordinator Florence Kelly. The children were happy when the speeches were over and we could share morning tea.
One of the Mums from last year’s graduation was saying how she had forgotten some of her learning and needs more training, so Di referred her to our free Stepping UP classes at Palmerston North Library in George St. These are managed by Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and are free to all. No need to enrol on a long course, just pick and mix classes as you like, but bookings are essential and details can be found at:.
All the best to the graduating parents and we wish the children joyful learning and success in their studies!