Helping kiwi children to turn up

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 50
12 SEATER VANS IN 10 YEARS

Through engagement with our community, it was identified by the foundation that lower decile Auckland based schools had significantly reduced access to transportation options. This impacted on the school’s ability to enrich their curriculum and enhance learning experiences and youth development outside of the classroom. It is integral for schools to be able to cater for different student’s needs, and learning outcomes. To start this process the foundation is proud to already have provided two vans to Glen Eden Primary and one van to Mayfield Primary in Otara in the hope that it will provide students with easy access to a greater range of teaching and learning experiences that complement and enhance student learning. The vans are managed by the schools but are also available to specific community groups and organisations for activities and outings which are in accordance with the purpose outlined in the community agreements. The foundation is currently looking at what other schools and areas could benefit from such an arrangement and is aiming to provide 50 vans in the next 10 years.