The Charity has ceased to fund Feuerstein trainings in NZ, due to significant lack in integrity displayed by FIE at the January 2017 trainings – trainees paid Israel the $250 each for course materials, were only given 20% of the materials and trainees were not certificated.
The Trustees, Sir Pat Lynch, Lady Sheila Graham and the charity’s Capability Partners Deloitte (auditors), Bentleys (accountants) and Greenwood Roche (lawyers) instructed the charity to cease all pro bono work and funding of Feuerstein and their commercial arm – FIE.
There will be a Feuerstein training in Otago in 2019, delivered by a Melbourne trainer, potentially Genia Janover (TBA). Melbourne’s Feuerstein trainers delivered the charity’s January 2017 training with excellent feedback by trainees. If you are wanting to secure a Melbourne trainer to deliver a training in NZ, email FIE direct with request.
Trainee feedback and reviews have Melbourne as our recommendation – they continue to deliver trainings lead by excellent trainers:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – we have surplus material from schools and trainees no longer delivering the programme and we welcome the opportunity to forward this free material to you.
Quick Snapshot of Journey:
50+ trainings were delivered pro bono over the past four years – at substantial loss. Israel charged a $10,000 commission fee per class, which was unsustainable when also billed to the Gazes were trainer airfares and accommodation, printing, website, mailchimp, courier costs, certification costs, food, classroom hire/cleaning etc. Repeated requests to be charged the $150 pp the globe paid were denied. Most trainees could only afford the $250 pp course material-cost. Most of the classes – which Anne Gaze ensured were full with 25-30 attendees – had just 6-7 fully paying trainees. The shortfall in funding, which rose higher than $800,000 over the years, was donated by David Gaze – for the explicit benefit of children in NZ, especially our Learning Supported which number over 140,000.
The losses could not continue, nor the 40-70+ voluntary hours per week Anne Gaze donated championing the Feuerstein cause.