“Where a child is born is one of the most significant factors in determining his/her educational prospects. One in five students leave without NCEA L2 (a basic indicator of achievement) and children from low-income households are half as likely to achieve University Entrance as those from high-income households… the result is thousands of young New Zealanders confined to a life of unrealised potential.” Gaze developed and delivers an ‘umbrella’ of safety for all New Zealand teenagers – intercepting academic anxiety at critical times and altering their pathway; she delivers to each child the tools for success.
Anne’s belief: “Beyond failure lies an abundance of strength they never dared to dream about. They cannot reach these sources of success and strength because they don’t have the tools to overcome the obstacles. We hand them the tools.”
Gaze initiated this intervention in 2010 and delivered at $10 per day per student, from multiple host sites (schools and technical institutions/universities) throughout Auckland, Waikato and Northland. This pivotal support has transformed thousands of students, delivered in July and October holidays and now online. Most uni tutors are duxes, premier scholars and attending national and international universities. This programme delivers collateral benefit = harnesses our greatest educational resource – captive undergraduates who need work during their 3-5 years at university – and places them where they of greatest value, in front of NZ students.
2017 October saw the first online support, avails all students nationwide 1-1 support – www.campuslink.nz