Owen Glenn announces support for Teach First NZ

News items - In the media - 17 July 2012

Millionaire businessman Owen Glenn announced today that he is giving $80 million to support disadvantaged children in New Zealand, with Teach First NZ highlighted as one of the key projects his Foundation will support.

The Glenn Family Foundation will direct its funds towards education, health, and enterprise programmes to help tackle child abuse and domestic violence, with the first $8 million being directed specifically to the Otara area in Auckland.

Education is a major part of the Foundation’s strategy and vision for a better New Zealand. Glenn said at today’s launch that positive change could only be achieved through a collaborative approach and effort from government, community organisations, and local citizens.

"Education allows people to succeed, allows people to dream and allows people to achieve whatever their dreams are, and that's fundamentally what it's all about," he said.

Teach First NZ is delighted to be partnering with the Glenn Family Foundation in contributing to tackle educational inequality in New Zealand.

Read a NZ Herald news article about the launch
Watch Owen Glenn and Auckland Mayor Len Brown talk about the initiative
Read the Glenn Family Foundation's press release