Giving schools the equipment they need to teach STEM and build awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Thanks to generous donations from Genesis customers and support from Genesis, the Trust is delighted to announce that $200,000 of STEM and solar equipment will be distributed to successful schools.

Genesis customers are helping schools get the STEM equipment they need to inspire students to become the next generation of New Zealand innovators. Customers can donate to the Trust with a monthly top-up of $2, $5 or $10 on their bill. Donations since September 2019 were part of the funds used to purchase 200 Chromebooks for distribution to students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tawa Intermediate School received a range of STEM equipment in the 2019 funding round delivering a more hands-on experience for the students. Technology, like drones, has prompted discussions around ‘social responsibility’ and Sphero robots were used to understand the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.