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Inspiring tomorrow’s innovators.

Whether it’s tackling climate change, eradicating disease or designing new technology, with STEM skills Kiwi kids can achieve anything!

The Genesis School-gen Trust is a new charity helping schools throughout New Zealand with equipment that supports science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning. STEM is becoming increasingly important as both the speed of new technologies and the impact this has on our daily lives, change the way young Kiwi kids need to prepare for their future careers.

Schools need the right equipment to ignite students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding in STEM subjects and that’s how the Genesis School-gen Trust helps.
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How can you help?

By supporting the Trust with a donation, you can help the Trust purchase equipment for schools, including electronic devices, coding, robotics and science packages, as well as solar equipment.  The more support we receive from our customers, the more schools we’ll be able to support through the Trust. 

100% of your donation goes to the Trust as Genesis covers all legal, financial and administration costs.

Find out more about the Genesis School-gen Trust.

Donating is Easy.

You can add from $2 a month to your Genesis bill. Setting up and managing your donation is easy. To donate, select from the options below:

Customers can log into Energy IQ at any time to set-up and manage their donation.

Donate via Energy IQ

Not registered for Energy IQ?  Register here .
Donate over the phone - call 0800 436 025 and follow the
automated voice prompts.
Terms and conditions apply. Remember, it’s worth putting in a tax claim for all donations over $5 as the Government will refund 1/3 of the amount donated. A tax certificate will be provided after 31 March each year, to cover donations made to the Trust during the past 12 months.

Who has the Trust helped so far?

Another seven schools have received equipment to the value of $50,000 from the Trust in November 2019, bringing the total number of schools the Trust has helped to 14.

The latest schools were:  
  • Dunstan High School (Otago)
  • Horohoro School (Rotorua)
  • Glendene Primary school (Auckland)
  • Parawai School (Coromandel)
  • Pukeatua Primary School (Wellington)
  • Tawa Intermediate (Wellington)
The next round of funding will be announced in 2020.

Here’s how 3 of the successful schools will use their equipment:

Glendene Primary School
Glendene Primary School
Glendene Primary is a small, ethnically diverse school that has been on a digital learning journey for the last 3 years. They have invested in preparing staff to teach STEM subjects and now they have computers and iPads from the Trust to bring that learning to life for their students.

Parawai School​
Parawai School​
Parawai School is committed to developing autonomous learners who find and follow their passion, extend themselves and achieve success. The robotic and drone technology they received will be used to extend STEM learning through exploration, questioning, generating solutions and solving everyday problems.

Pukeatua Primary School
Pukeatua Primary School
Pukeatua is a small te reo immersion school just outside Wellington with a strong focus on developing life skills for their rangatahi. With the coding equipment package provided by the Trust, Pukeatua school can further develop their student’s knowledge of STEM as well as taking STEM beyond the classroom to their whanau via an after-school science club.


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