Building a strong New Zealand by helping to Grow Great Kiwi Kids became the vision for Graeme Dingle and Jo-anne Wilkinson when they returned home in the early 90’s. Saddened to find that New Zealand had some of the worst youth statistics in the OECD they were determined to do something about it.
In 1995, with the support and guidance of many good people, they founded the Project K Trust, now known as the Graeme Dingle Foundation with the goal of maximising young people’s potential by improving their education, health and well-being.
They use the great outdoors; fun and safe experiential learning; inspirational classroom leaders and world-class mentors to help our young people keep on track, learn good values and set goals for the future.
The two programmes in particular being sponsored by this colour dash are Kiwi Can and Project K. Kiwi can is an energy-packed primary school programme, aimed at kids aged 5 to 12. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, and delivers fun-filled learning to schools all around the country. Project K kicks in at a time when some kids need it most. Designed for Year 10's, this programme builds confidence, teaches life skills, promotes good health and encourages a positive attitude.
Visit the Graeme Dingle Foundation website for more information.