The project is aimed at boosting digital fluency among young people and their families in Otara. It was first opened in Manukau in temporary facilities in 2005.
In February 2009 a state-of-the-art community facility was opened on the campus of Clover Park Middle School and Te Whanau o Tupuranga called Clubhouse 274.
“The point of difference in this project that sets it into a class of its own is that we have established a seamless set of integrated solutions with equal weighting on the technology and the people who use it. It’s a digital solution on steroids,” said Mike Usmar, CEO of Computer Clubhouse Trust. “Until we are shown otherwise, we believe that we are the most connected community in New Zealand,” said Usmar.
A fibre network is supported by Vector Communications and ICONZ and offers broadband to a free community wide wireless network built by Rural Link to all Clover Park residents in association with community partners such as Housing New Zealand, local schools, churches and businesses.
You can learn more about the project here.