We are ANU students from rural and regional backgrounds from all over Australia. We are passionate about the importance of education and everyone having access to the full ANU experience, regardless of their background. We are raising money for an equity scholarship that could change the life of students, like us, from regional and rural Australia.
TechLauncher is an ANU initiative that enables students, like ourselves, to make a positive impact on society. We are working on a project to create a leg enclosure for paraplegic sit-skier Sam Tait. Help us to help him, so that he can reach his goal of competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games!
Konzo is a neurological disease that causes irreversible paralysis of the legs. Caused by malnutrition and consumption of high levels of a poisonous cyanide compound found in cassava, a staple food for over 600 million people, konzo is spreading through tropical Africa. At ANU we discovered a solution to this devastating problem. The 2016 Giving Day will help ANU to work with affected African communities to stop the spread of konzo.
At Engage, we believe all children, regardless of location, should have the chance to see the opportunities a university education can give them. Our goal is to give regional students the same chance to find out about university education that students in urban schools often get. We do this by running science and engineering based workshops in classrooms in regional areas. In our workshops, students may spend 1-3hrs programming robots, building a water filter suitable for a developing community, creating lenses that turn phone cameras into microscopes, and much more!