Inspire Grant recipients
In 2017, Australian children’s charity, MissingSchool was the inaugural recipient of the Inspire Grant.
MissingSchool is a charity that connects seriously ill children with their classrooms through the use of telepresence robots.
The grant awarded to MissingSchool will fund telepresence robots to help seriously sick kids stay connected to their teachers and friends at school.
The robots represent these students in two-way connection to their regular classrooms, teachers and peers. Children can operate these robots in real time so children are empowered to participate in class and interact with their friends and teachers from their hospital bed or from home.
Whitelion supports at-risk young people in the Australian community.
With the Inspire Grant, they will roll out a program to support young women who find themselves suspended or expelled from school and who are considered high-risk of deeper or chronic disengagement.
This program will provide these young women with an alternative, highly supportive, innovative and flexible learning environment that will help them to reintegrate with mainstream education or connect them to a new vocational pathway and prevent them from 'falling through the cracks'.
More than this, it aims to give these young women the courage and opportunity to change the course of their lives, forever.