Nine of the Foundation’s recently inducted education Champions connected with educators in Asia recently as part of an online programme to help develop cultural awareness and ‘global citizens’.
Twenty-five teachers with a passion for ensuring New Zealand students are equipped to thrive in Asia came together in Auckland this month to be inducted as the first cohort of Foundation Champions.
The Asia New Zealand Foundation is launching a Champions programme to bring together leading educators who can act as amplifiers and role models, ensuring Asia is valued in New Zealand schools.
Classrooms around the motu reverberated with the sound of taiko drumming thanks to a new Foundation programme bringing Asia-focussed activities to New Zealand schools.
We chat with Cobham Intermediate deputy principal Peter Fowler about the Christchurch school connecting with a school in Japan to develop cultural awareness among students.
The Olympic Games saw the Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront come alive with the sound of excited sport fans of all ages cheering on New Zealand Olympians and learning a little Japanese culture.
Kiwi kids are connecting with their cohorts in Japan and South Korea and learning to become global citizens thanks to an online programme co-founded by Leadership Network member Brittany Teei.