Our program partners are the backbone of our success, contributing valuable finances, expertise, ideas and input into our activities. TLG would not be able to run the Rural and eMentor programs without the unwavering support of our current and former program partners.
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Independence Group NL (IGO)
IGO is a mining and exploration company focusing primarily on mineral exploration and nickel, copper and zinc mining in Australia. IGO operates mainly in four segments, being Long Nickel Mine, Jaguar/Bentley, Development Projects (Tropicana Gold and Stockman Projects), and other regional exploration.
Mindful of its responsibilities to the broader community, the Company has a structured Community Development and Assistance Program (“CDAP”), in addition to providing ad-hoc assistance to community groups from time to time when an urgent and appropriate need is identified. They are a proud sponsor of the Teach Learn Grow organisation.
Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Established in 1991, ECU has rapidly developed into a modern university that focuses on both research excellence and quality teaching.
ECU has taken the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment.
It’s an approach that has been rewarded with a five-star rating for teaching quality over the past seven years in the Good Universities Guide. ECU is also proud to be named in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50, a global ranking of the best universities under the age of 50 years.
Their courses in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teacher Education are renowned for their extensive professional practice, making ECU’s teaching school graduates job-ready and preferred by many employers.
Edith Cowan University has been a proud partner of Teach Learn Grow since 2011.
Horizon Power is a State Government-owned, commercially-focused corporation that provides high quality, safe and reliable power to about 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses, including major industry, across regional and remote Western Australia. We are responsible for generating, procuring, distributing and retailing electricity supplies.
Horizon Power services 46,187 customer connections in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and southern Goldfields (Esperance) regions, dispersed across an area of approximately 2.3 million square kilometres – about 10 times the size of Victoria. We manage 38 systems: the North West Interconnected System in the Pilbara and the connected network between Kununurra, Wyndham and Lake Argyle, and 34 stand-alone systems in regional towns and remote communities.
Sandfire Resources NL is a dynamic mid-tier Australian mining and exploration company which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ticker: SFR).
Sandfire joined the ranks of Australian copper producers in 2012 following the successful construction and commissioning of its flagship 100%-owned DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, located 900km north of Perth in Western Australia.
Sandfire moved from discovery through resource drill-out, feasibility, financing, development, and construction to first copper production within three years – a remarkable achievement which has set new benchmarks for the efficient and rapid development of resources in Western Australia.
In meeting its objectives of actively working in its local communities, Gold Fields Australia established a separate foundation in 2003 as a vehicle to consider and lead sustainable community-based opportunities. The primary objective of the Gold Fields Australian Foundation is to contribute to long-term sustainability of the communities in which Gold Fields operates by supporting projects in the areas of education, health and small business development. The Foundation receives 80 cents for each ounces of gold that Gold Fields produces in Australia, half of which is invested to ensure the Foundation is self-sustaining, with the other half immediately available for investment in new projects. The Foundation is managed by a Board which meets on a quarterly basis to consider new projects.
Projects that have been supported so far include the Grass Roots Holiday Haven, Graham Farmer Found, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leinster Primary School, Princess Margaret Hospital, Starlight Foundation, The Australian Red Cross, Kambalda Invalid Disability Support Centre, Coolgardie Community Care and Indigenous Scholarships.
Transwa operates the road coach and rail public transport system serving regional centres. Transwa road coaches service more than 240 regional WA locations spread across 29 routes, and operates 144 separate coach services a week. The network extends to Kalbarri, Geraldton and Meekatharra in the north, Augusta, Pemberton and Albany in the south-west and Esperance in the south-east.
Transwa operates 76 scheduled rail services every week across four routes: The Australind provides two daily return services between Perth and Bunbury, The Prospector provides a daily return service between Perth and Kalgoorlie, and an additional service on Mondays and Fridays. The AvonLink provides three Northam-to-Midland return services on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holidays), one return service on a Wednesday and one return service on the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday). The MerredinLink operates between Perth and Merredin on Wednesdays.
Transwa brings WA closer by providing a customer-focused, safe and cost-effective transport service that connects regional towns across the State.
Tate Family Foundation
The Tate Family Foundation was registered in 2010 and operates predominantly in the Perth and wider Western Australian region. A primary focus area of the Foundation is supporting the arts across Western Australia, however the projects that the Foundation have been involved with vary widely; from assisting local and regional charitable projects in the arts, through to supporting literacy programs, and aiding abandoned animals.
The financial support provided by the Tate Family Foundation has been invaluable, allowing TLG to continue to expand our programs to more students in more rural and regional areas of Western Australia.
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Myer Family Company Staff Foundation Grant
The Myer Family Company Ltd was incorporated in June 1986 as a financial services advisory company that focuses on delivering quality financial advice and building strong relationships with individuals, families and not for profit organisations. Through helping their customers formulate financial strategy, make careful investment decisions, assisting with asset management and much more, MFCo has always held a strong reputation in the business and corporate realm.
Continuing Sidney Myer’s legacy of pioneering philanthropy through various foundations, the MFCo Staff Foundation has led the way in 'building great families and great communities’ through purposeful philanthropy at a corporate, family and individual level, and are very proud to be sponsors of Teach Learn Grow.
We would also like to thank members of the community who donate their services and time to transport our volunteers to these rural communities, in particular Tom Thuijs from the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast who has helped us for many years.
Our partners form an invaluable part of the Teach Learn Grow community. By working together with our partners, we hope to enrich the experience that Teach Learn Grow provides to school children. We offer our partners not only the substantial prospects to promote their organisation through social media, newspaper, web and tutor channels, but the opportunity assist Teach Learn Grow in its progress and development in overcoming social and geographic inequities in assisting the education of rural and disadvantaged children.
To discuss the benefits of a partnership between Teach Learn Grow and your organisation, please contact our CFO, Tyler Reysenbach.