CHILDREN ASPIRE TO
WHAT THEY SEE...
It's no coincidence that many children go into careers that are "in the family".
Children are inspired by what they see in the people and media around them. Research shows us that by 6 children are already forming a view of what they will do in the future.
We believe every child should be able to understand the range of opportunities that exist and this is especially important for children from low socio-economic backgrounds. It is also important for New Zealand's success that we have people from all kinds of backgrounds in all kinds of roles.
Partner with Us
Become an ESTEAMed partner.
We're looking for organisations to partner with us and support our volunteers to work with primary school children to understand the huge range of opportunities that exist for their future.
Whether you'd like to help build ESTEAM through funding, have an idea for a collaboration, or just want to find out more, please get in touch.
Volunteer Your Time
Even if it's just for 2 hours a year, you could inspire a primary school child to explore a new future.
For children to understand what kind of jobs exist in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Maths, they need the opportunity to meet a wide range of people in these areas.
This is particularly true for children who have few opportunities at home, or in their communities, to meet people in these areas.
We know children can start limiting their options of what they "can do" by age 6 and whether you’re a CEO or an Apprentice, you’d be amazed how inspiring your story can be.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and Illustrated by David Roberts.
New Zealand has a shortage of engineers, with only 14% of engineer’s women.
In some niches this can be as low as 1% and we want to inspire a new generation of engineers from all backgrounds.
We know children who are inspired by other’s stories are more likely to believe that they can "do it too" and end up in STEM fields.
We are looking for women in engineering from all walks of life and industries to go into schools and tell their story and the story of Rosie Revere from the wonderful New York Times best seller Rosie, Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.
inKIND works to provide copies of Rosie Revere, Engineer to schools and support learning in engineering through activities, tools and inspiration.
Telling the stories of the incredible women in engineering in New Zealand.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty was chosen for the Books in Space program as
read by astronaut Kate Rubins from the International Space Station.
So we thought:
“Let’s get real life New Zealand Rosie’s reading and sharing their amazing stories with New Zealand.