27 Nov 2023

Bridging the digital gap in schools

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 27 November 2023
Students working at laptops

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Access to the digital world is now a necessity - however one hundred and twenty thousand Kiwi kids can't access a learning device at home.

The 'Quadrent Green Lease' scheme is helping to close the digital equity gap by supplying school pupils in need of tech with refurbished ex-lease machines that otherwise might end up in waste. Since 2022 400 high quality ex-lease laptops have been donated. 

Rob Downie, is the Head of Health & Physical Education at Auckland's Tangaroa College, whose pupils are among the recipients of this scheme.

The scheme is run by Quadrent, BNZ, and Te Puni Kōkiri. Gary Nalder, the General Manager of Quadrent New Zealand joins Rob Downie and Kathryn Ryan.