Partners and Supporters

From the beginning we have reached out to potential allies and welcomed wide-ranging commitments. Over time we developed a different kind of partnership with diverse groups: our growing school cluster (including children and their families, teachers, principals and boards of trustees), philanthropic organisations, individual and corporate donors, educational academics and consultants, commercial partners, government agencies, technologists and volunteers.

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  • Whanau are our principal partners.
  • Foundation North (formerly ASB Community Trust) injected $1.2 million in 2011 to enable our staffing of the Manaiakalani Education Trust, develop infrastructure and bulk purchase digital devices, giving us the resource to develop dedicated administrative systems to run the programme. In 2015, the Foundation is supporting Manaiakalani Outreach with a further $500,000 grant to help 4 other school clusters in Auckland and Northland to develop their own digital learning programmes based on the Manaiakalani model.
  • Spark Foundation injected $1 million in 2013, followed by a further $1.2m over 2014-2015. This funding is being invested in research into the outcomes being achieved in the Manaiakalani school cluster, so every New Zealand school can adapt or learn from its techniques; an Innovation Hub, including an Innovative Teacher Academy that will continue to push boundaries of digital learning techniques and share findings with New Zealand; and support for the open sharing of information, techniques and tools that are the building blocks of the Manaiakalani programme. The Spark Foundation grant has been instrumental in enabling Manaiakalani to provide resources to support emerging digital learning school clusters, through direct provision of professional learning and development, device procurement and equity.
  • The Next Foundation announced a major grant in July 2015 to enable Manaiakalani Outreach to work with 5 other school clusters across New Zealand, helping them to develop their own digital learning programme based on the Manaiakalani model. View the NEXT Foundation video clip about Manaiakalani here
  • Fusion Networks provides internet supply and designed the Tamaki Learning Net, a community wireless network that enables Tamaki students to access their learning over the internet from home. Our Trust has also negotiated a shared service agreement (replacing individual agreements) that offers efficiencies of scale, consistent service across schools and a platform for future development.
  • Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs gave us a grant to help establish our accountancy services, and a second grant to support school readiness.
  • SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust contributed to the Trust’s equity. Its commitment helps reduce the financial risk in our credit sale contracts with parents and will provide a buffer if debt management becomes a problem. It also provided a grant toward improving the school readiness of Tamaki pre schoolers.
  • Te Puni Kokiri Ministry of Māori Development enabled our Trust to hire a staff member to engage with whanau. This engagement includes a training programme to show parents how to use netbooks, to look at their child’s work and to provide feedback. It also funded local youth in tertiary training to undertake part time work to support netbook teachers. This investment positions youth as role models in their own community and provides financial support for their studies. Manaiakalani benefits through the support they offer to our teachers.
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  • Tamaki Redevelopment Company has contributed to the Tamaki College Drivers Licence programme.
  • Hapara.com provides an innovative cloud solution called Hapara Teacher Dashboard which supports Visible Learning for our teachers, learners and whānau.
  • Equico underwrote a number of loans to enable our Trust to purchase netbooks for parents to buy on credit.
  • Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland delivers the multi year research and evaluation programme.
  • Housing New Zealand contributed to the Tamaki community wireless network through aerials on state houses to enable internet connectivity.
  • Vector contributed $100,000 to the construction and insurance of the Tamaki learning net.
  • Will.i.am’s foundation i.am.angel donated $100,000 to the Manaiakalani Education Trust in a surprise visit to Point England School in early 2013.
  • Variety the Children’s Charity is helping ensure that no child, however poor their family, misses out on their opportunity for digital learning enablement.
  • The Cognition Education Trust has made a grant of $32,000 towards the 2015 Manaiakalani Professional Learning and Development programme.

Our partners are essential to helping us achieve our vision of creating 21st century citizens who are ‘at home in a digital world’. Their contributions – financial, services, resources, ideas, encouragement and credibility – are enabling the lives of every young person and every whanau in our cluster.

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Pat SneddenWhen Pat Snedden helped to establish the Manaiakalani Education Trust, and became the executive Chair in 2011, the kaupapa of the trust was declared to be "in service of the Manaiakalani Schools and the Manaiakalani programme.

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