This Taitokerau Education Trust programme has evolved thanks to the passion, drive and generous support of individuals and organisations in our community who also want to transform the futures of children and young adults in Whangarei and Northland.
From the initial private investment for the feasibility study through to the recent support to enable students from Otangarei to be part of the 2015 pilot, the community has demonstrated its willingness to get behind our children and schools.
Peter and Nikki Davies-Colley, Northpower Fibre, Manaiakalani Education Trust, 20/20 trust, Northpower, Orbit Audit, YHPJ Chartered Accountants, Northpower and the Oxford Sports Trust plus many other people have generously given their time to champion this cause in the community.
The Trust continues to focus on securing more funding to expand the programme and ensure its longevity.
The local Kiwibank team in Whangarei have been outstanding to deal with and fantastic supporters of the Trust and its activities. Kiwibank payment facilities and the generous rates at which the Trust can access them on behalf of parents will be the key plank in delivering equitable access to technology for our whanau.
Northpower Fibre is a founding partner of the Taitokerau Education Trust and provides valuable support in our on-going work establishing the Te Puawai Digital Immersion Cluster pilot programmes. The 20-20 Trust who runs the “Computers in Homes” programme is working with the Trust to provide cybersmart training for whanau and enable those who don’t have internet at home for affordability reasons, subsidised support so that their child’s learning environment extends to the home 24/7.
There are up to 300 families involved in 2015. All will go through the cybersmart training so that parents get a good grounding in their child’s new learning environment and how they can access and navigate their way through their child’s work.
The Oxford Sports Trust Inc distribute funds within the areas from which the funds are derived from for the promotion of amateur sport, charitable purposes and the promotion of race meetings. Grants may be made for recognized charitable purposes with in the areas from which the funds are derived from including the relief of poverty, advancement of education, advancement of religion or other purposes beneficial to the community.
Yovich Hayward Pevats Johnston Ltd has been operating as Chartered Accountants in Whangarei and Northland since 1968. We have earned an enviable reputation for consistently achieving results that makes us one of Northland’s premier accounting firms today. Our success stems from a combination of astute business skills, friendly, motivated, educated staff, and a genuine commitment to delivering superior customer service.
Orbit Audits is a full service auditing firm that proves auditing services to Northland businesses, clubs and not for for profit organisations. Orbit Audits specialise in providing services in the following areas; Financial Audits, System Reviews, Fraud Investigation and Gaming Audits. Northpower alongside Northpower Fibre are a supporting partner of the Trust. Financial support from local companies and the administrative facilities shared and provided by these two partners are invaluable for an enterprise such as this.