Edified Energiser Grants - winners announced!!
We’re delighted to announce the 2019 winners. Each participating person or group will be given $5000 to support the development and growth of their project. All the projects are focussed on improving the education of a nominated community and fit within Edified’s ethos of wishing to sponsor positive social change through education.
Each project has at least one student or alumni from an Australian or NZ institution. We look forward to seeing how the projects evolve over the coming years. If you feel inspired by any of the projects and wish to make a contribution to their work, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch.
The 2019 winners are:
Socius: Virtual Reality Training for People with Autism
People with autism often struggle with everyday life situations such as social interactions and job interviews. Anzel Singh and the team at Socius plan to develop a VR program to help support people with autism on how to better navigate social and professional situations.
Improving Female Education in Ilesa, Nigeria
Many girls and young women in Nigeria don’t attend school during menstruation. Oluwatoyin Oladimeji and her team plan to set up an education scheme and facilities to help tackle the problem at the grassroots level.
Virtual Internship Platform for Regional NSW
Youth unemployment in regional NSW is high. Many young people find it difficult to get work experience in their local community. Tricia Martin and her team plan to build a platform to allow local business to offer virtual internships to local students.
Southeast Asian Literature Centre
Women from South East Asia are under-represented both as writers and readers of literature, and as such, many miss out on the transformative power of literature education and practice. Daizy Mann plans to tackle the problem by setting up a South Asian Literature Centre – open to all but dedicated to supporting South Asian women.
Special thanks to our judging panel:
Senior Industry Specialist,
Chief Executive Officer,
Student Experience Manager,
Education New Zealand