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.
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.