Navitas Education Trust calls for 2018 grant submissions
1st Dec, 2017 Feature story:
Navitas Limited has today launched the 2018 Navitas Education Trust (NET) grant application process with a call for submissions from education-focused charities and not- for-profit organisations.
The NET was established by Navitas in 2013 to support not-for-profit organisations and activities that improve both access to and quality of education for disadvantaged learners around the world. To date, Navitas has contributed over $2 million to the NET and distributed over $1.1 million in grants to support education-based initiatives developed in partnership with successful applicants.
Previous recipients of NET funding include:
Classroom of Hope, an Australian organisation that provides access to quality education for vulnerable and poor children in developing countries;
Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN), a non-profit that provides scholarships and mentoring to high needs schools and bright but disadvantaged students in Australia;
Room to Read, an American non-profit that works with local communities and governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and improve gender imbalance;
Hagar, an International organisation that is committed to the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses;
Oaktree, Australia’s largest youth-run organisation with over 150,000 members leading a movement to end poverty;
Leprosy Mission Australia, is part of a global organisation that’s active in over 50 countries and has been operating for more than 130 years, striving to break the chains of leprosy;
Assisi Aid Projects, an Australian based aid and humanitarian organisation with a focus on development projects across Asia that aim to address the root causes of poverty with a a focus on fostering equal gender relations;
KOTO, a social enterprise based in Vietnam that hosts a hospitality training centre that transforms the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth through its holistic hospitality training program, aimed at employment and improving English language skills;
Plan Australia, an International development and humanitarian organisation that works with children, young people and communities to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability;
Sharing Stories Foundation, an Australian organisation that supports the maintenance and strengthening of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures and languages by implementing innovative, community based digital storytelling programs;
Chiedza Childcare, is a Zimbabwe-based NGO organisation that provides holistic care and support to orphans and vulnerablein through counselling services, basic health care, nutritional support and educational assistance.
Navitas Group CEO Rod Jones said as a company with education as its core purpose, Navitas is proud to partner with and support likeminded organisations to improve education standards around the world.
“Our success has been built on delivering quality education programs to thousands of learners, so it is important to us to spread that success in a way that enhances access to education for disadvantaged people around the world,” said Rod.
“We encourage any charitable organisations with pedagogical projects or interests to apply for Navitas Education Trust funding to help us continue to bridge the educational gap that still exists.”
Ian Wishart, CEO of grant recipient NET partner Plan International Australia, says the support they received from Navitas meant they could achieve program outcomes that saw them deliver on their mission and improve the lives of thousands of children.
“This will have a lasting impact on all the beneficiaries of our program, and Plan is incredibly appreciative of the support we receive from Navitas allowing us to continue this important work” said Mr Wishart.
Applications for NET funding close on 16 February 2018. More information on the NET, including details on how to apply, can be found on the Corporate Responsibility page of the Navitas website and Application Guidelines can be found here.