Supporting Deadly Science in providing educational resources to remote communities
In remote Australian schools, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the majority of students, access to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resources and equipment can be extremely challenging. Most programs targeting barriers to education in Indigenous communities focus on literacy, arts, music, and sports, but seldom STEM.
To help tackle this, GHD Foundation has established a three-year partnership with Deadly Science to help support their Build it so you can see it project. This project will deliver resources to the communities, as well as lessons, teacher development and the introduction of STEM professionals to the inquisitive students.
Jo Metcalfe, Managing Director of GHD Foundation, says, “Advancing STEM and supporting remote communities are important areas of focus for GHD Foundation and we are pleased to be able to support the important work of Deadly Science.”
The funding will help Deadly Science put STEM resources into 26 remote and very remote schools and communities in Australia. The goal is to tackle the resourcing disparity that is endemic to remote communities whilst being respectful and responsive to their educational needs.
Corey Tutt, Founder and CEO of Deadly Science says, “Science is deadly! It is how we make sense of the world. As a nation, and at DeadlyScience we have a cultural responsibility to our first & future scientists. In our experience, providing high-quality and engaging STEM resources to remote schools not only encourages students to attend, it also significantly improves their engagement with classes.”