About our
education programme


Our education programme provides New Zealand educators with the knowledge, resources and experiences to equip their students to thrive in Asia.

Watch our video Equipping Your Child to thrive in the Asian Century

We take educators to Asia for in-country experiences*, provide Asia-focused curriculum resources and run our Champions programme to help teachers promote knowledge and understanding of Asia in their schools and communities.

As New Zealand’s present and future – economically, culturally, and socially – are firmly tied to Asia, we encourage all educators to inspire their students to Think Asia.

* Due to COVID-19, the way the Foundation delivers some programmes will change to reflect restrictions around gatherings and travel.

Champions programme

Foundation Champions join a network with access to bespoke professional development opportunities such as workshops, conferences, cultural experiences, speaker engagements and targeted funding to grow their knowledge and awareness of Asia.

Support for Asian Language Learning in Schools

We promote and collaborate with language learning providers who offer quality, cost-effective programmes for schools.

Sister school relationships

Linking with a school in Asia is a valuable way for New Zealand schools to make their staff, students and communities more Asia-equipped.

Students sitting at a low table using chopsticks to eat

Exchanges and visits are a key part of a sister school relationship

The ongoing nature of sister school relationships means staff and students can develop strong friendships and links.

Through these connections, participants can improve their knowledge and understanding of Asian cultures.