Saturday, November 23, 2013


Earlier this year in January - the holiday season and a time when families are relaxing before the onset of the school year - the Shwe family of Papatoetoe were doing just that.  Their holidays were 'interrupted' by the opportunistic theft of their home while everyone was out.  You can read their story here.

Two of the Shwe children attend Aorere College.  On hearing about the incident concerning the Shwe family, Principal Pat Drumm asked me if there was any way we could help these students continue their studies and homework with a computer.  We were more than happy to support Aorere College, a host of CIH graduates, and donate a desktop set up for the Shwe family.  

We met with the family and the senior school at a school assembly.  They were presented with their computer package and free training in our Stepping Up programme.  The family were humbled by the school's compassion for their situation and responded with big smiles for Computers in Homes.

Well done Aorere!

 The Shwe Family with Deputy Principal Lynne van Etten, Aorere College.

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