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Change the world one kid at a time

30 June 2017

AIME, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience works with 19 Australian universities to recruit and manage mentors, and finds its candidates for mentoring through direct relationships with schools.

AIME was born when Jack Manning-Bancroft visited a high school with some friends and reached out to fellow Indigenous kids who needed a mentor on their education path.

(Photo: https://twitter.com/AuHCSouthAfrica)

In 2005 AIME commenced with a Year 9 program for 25 kids, 25 mentors, 1 school and 1 partner university. In 2016 AIME grew to 6686 mentees, 2255 mentors, 340 schools and 18 university partners.

On June 7, 2017 AIME launched its Global Competition that will be open to young people around the world who are between the ages of 18-30, and preferably either studying for a degree or are a university graduate. But if you haven’t studied at uni and believe you can make this happen, we want to hear from you too, says the organisers.

10 winners will be selected to take part in this once in lifetime opportunity to utilise AIME’s mentoring model and replicate it in their own country. They will be supported by AIME for 3-years on their journey towards ending education inequality by unlocking the magic of learning for a generation of kids that are being left behind.

They will do this with the financial and infrastructure support of their university and university student volunteers, AIMES’s educational heroes and mentors, who will be pushing and striving to give the marginalized kids they’ll be working with, the chance to see their potential reached.

Over the course of the Global campaign, in each of the countries where the program is taking place, AIME will track progression and completion rates of the kids, exactly as they have done in Australia.  At the same time encouraging independent researchers to track the qualitative impact that AIME is having on their lives and the communities they call home. AIME will also look at how involvement in the program changes the lives of the volunteer mentors.

While applications are open there are publicity and events happening from South Africa, to New Zealand, USA, France, Kenya, India and many hotspots in between.  

Australian High Commissioner Adam McCarthy hosted the launch of the competition in Pretoria, South Africa.

To apply head here and the competition will close July 31, 2017.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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