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.

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?


Genesis is committed to supporting the Trust.  The first funding round provided $50,000 for equipment grants in May to the following schools: Those schools were:
 
  • Bradford School (Otago)
  • Corinna School (Wellington)
  • Manurewa South (Auckland)
  • Maungatapu School (Bay of Plenty)
  • Otamatea High School (Northland)
  • Pukenui School (Houhora)
  • Tamatea High School (Hawkes Bay)
Applications are now open to schools for the second round of funding.

Here’s what 3 of the successful schools had to say:

Corinna School
Corinna School
Received robotics equipment and iPads and principal Michele Whiting says “It’s amazing that we will have access to these resources, and also great that these resources will be shared with other Kahui Ako (community of learners). In this way, we are building collaboration and expertise across schools.  Our students are very excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities this equipment will open up for them”.

Manurewa South School ​
Manurewa South School ​
Received iPads and robotics equipment.  Principal Tone Kolose says “One of the programmes that we’ve put on the iPads is the Lego writing programme.  There is an oral component to the Lego writing and students build their story, then talk about their story and then the app can be used to create a comic strip of what they have put together.”

Maungatapu Primary School​
Maungatapu Primary School​
Received microscopes and a drone to allow the school to extend students learning about the Rangataua Harbour, including water quality and sea life.  Principal Tane Bennet said “Our children lifted the hall with cheers of joy and jubilation when I made the announcement at a school assembly”.

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.

FAQs


 
What is STEM and why are STEM subjects important for Kiwi kids?
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More information on donations and tax certificates