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November 20, 2020

Edified Energiser Grants - 2020 winners

We’re delighted to announce the 2020 winners. Each participating person or group will be given A$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, UK or NZ education provider. 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 energiser@edified.com.au and we’ll put you in touch.

The 2020 winners are:

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Category

Supported by Sonder

Introducing a strategic WASH platform to the Philippines


Many communities continue to face challenges when it comes to water sanitation and hygiene, which is where Masy Consultants comes in. In collaboration with the Australian Water Association and Water.org, the Portfolio Delivery Services Partner (PDSP) will deliver bespoke training to Filipino Water Districts to build their capabilities and creditworthiness, promoting sustainability and reliable WASH services to all communities. This partnership will help drive COVID-19 resilience and recovery efforts. Masy Consultants, led by Thomas Da Jose, enacts change through collaborative efforts.

Women and Gender Equity Category

Supported by Lead5050

Enhancing management of menstrual hygiene towards improved education standards for Secondary School Girls, Kenya.

Majority of girls in Kenya are unable to consistently attend school due to disruption during menstrual cycle caused by pain and the embarrassment because of lack of sanitary towels. When girls skip school they miss out on lessons and achieve poor grades. The number of hours lost every month affects their performance and with time some drop out because they become demotivated. Maurine and the team are determined to see an increase in girls school retention and their effective participation in education without disruption.

General Category

Supported by Edified


Project Binhi, an initiative that aims to provide access to education to students of the Dumagat tribe

COVID-19 has made education even more inaccessible to low-income groups and indigenous communities in the Philippines. Erika Dimaguila Roquero and her team plan to help students of the Dumagat tribe in the mountains of Antipolo by building a technology-enabled, protocol-compliant learning hub and by empowering them through leadership development initiatives

Special thanks to our judging panel:

General


Dr Patrick Pheasant

Chief Executive Officer, NEAS Australia


Afiqah Ramizi

National Vice President, NZISA

Women and Gender Equity

Emma Tudor

Vice President of Business Development at Sports For Learning


Nadine Baladi

Founder and Managing Partner, The Parliament Group

Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Sahinde Pala

Director, Student Experience & Global Citizens, Education NZ

Joanna Storti

Head of Education, Sonder

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