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Maria Heslop- Board member

I joined MFAL as children and their education are super important to me.  Coming from an investment adviser background and having a husband as a builder I realise that maths is an important foundation in any career no matter what that might be or what background you come from. Its also a basic foundation of life in anything from money and budgeting to working out how many of something you will need for a task. I love the way that MFAL gives kiwi kids the support they need to not be disadvan...

November 20, 2020

Ben van Rooy - Board member

I believe every person should have the opportunity to learn maths as it is an essential skill that is needed in our personal and professional lives. Mathematics for a Lifetime provides that very opportunity to kiwi kids who need math skills but don't have the means to access it. I joined the board of MFAL to support the work of the charity and it's tutors....

November 20, 2020

FAQs

How are students selected for this opportunity? There are currently two ways that students can be selected:Individual application using the application form available onlineCollaboration with one or all of the following: IWI groups /Individuals / Businesses / School Mathematical leaders / Whanau / MFAL. This provides direct support for identified kiwi youth.  Collaboration is key to selection. What are the criteria? Financial needMathematical need Whanau support to attend weekly lesson...

November 15, 2020

Jay Ballantyne - Board Member

I am passionate about helping to break down the barriers that prevent young kiwis from achieving their full potential in life.By teaching kids the skills required to succeed and grow, they gain self-confidence that can be applied to many areas in life.There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the changes that it can make in their lives and the role it plays in building communities. The flow-on effects are enormous....

November 15, 2020

Shelley Greer - Board Member

Mathematics is such an integral part of all of our lives. Helping children and young adults improve their maths skills builds their confidence not only in maths but in other areas of learning and life in general. It also means they can consider a wider range of career options and opportunities. I am excited to be part of the Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust and to help children and their families’ access learning resources that they otherwise may not be able to. “Investing in...

November 15, 2020

Rochelle Old - Secretary

I am a mother of 3 children and have seen firsthand how having a better understanding of maths has created confidence, not only in school but in life. There are many children who struggle with maths and, together, I believe we can support our next generation to achieve great goals....

November 15, 2020

A parents role in helping children be confident with maths

Parents are bombarded with messages to read with their children, but it’s rare to hear about the importance of doing maths with them. Here are some helpful tips on why and how to instil a love of maths in your children. Early maths matters We can take for granted that our children will inevitably learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. But early maths lessons establish the base for the rest of their thinking lives. And that’s why it’s important to help children love maths while th...

October 30, 2020

Foundation Modules

A Te Awamutu-based education provider is on the cusp of launching a set of new learning modules developed as a direct result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Impact Tutoring, which is headed by former Pirongia School deputy principal and volunteer firefighter Jean McKenzie, is just weeks away from launching a new platform type of tutoring aimed at targeting specific areas of learning. Ten percent of what comes in from the sale of the modules will go towards a unique award-winning programme that support...

August 10, 2020

Susan Brennan - Treasurer

I believe education is fundamental for supporting future career options with mathematics an integral part of all careers.I am personally saddened to see students limiting their future by thinking they "can't do maths" because they don't understand some basic concepts. I am excited at the opportunity of providing students with additional resources that can potentially enable them to overcome barriers and reach their full potential....

November 11, 2019

Leader of the Year Award Scoop Article

Jean McKenzie, the woman who has carved out an unconventional career path, said she is really thrilled to clinch the award – ‘Leader of the Year' at the Waipa Excellence in Business Awards, the premier business event in Waipa that recognizes sustainable growth, development and excellence......

September 16, 2019

Chairperson’s Report, AGM 2019

Please download the attached document to view the report....

August 25, 2019

Collaboration creates new Website

Three local businesses came together to give Mathematics for a Lifetime an amazing gift and we couldn’t be happier!We’re proud to have launched a brand new website, thanks to the combined efforts of three very generous local businesses. We were recently the lucky winners of an incredible spot prize: a free Rocketspark website for one year, but when co-founder Grant Johnson learned more about what we do, he decided to provide the website to Mathematics for a Lifetime, for a lifetime! Gra...

June 18, 2019

MFAL in the News

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May 16, 2019

58 kids helped so far! How can we do more?

We are so delighted to have been able - with support from our generous sponsors - to have so far helped 58 young people access quality, professional mathematics tutoring. The results have been incredible, with most recipients reporting increased confidence, better maths ability and an overall improvement in their lives. We've received many beautiful thank you letters from parents and caregivers who tell us what a boost tutoring has given their children. We can't wait to see what these wonderful ...

May 1, 2019

Proud to be winners in two categories at the Waipa Networks Business Awards

We were blown away, incredibly proud and very humbled to receive not one, but TWO awards at the Waipa Networks Business Awards. The judges comments included observations that MFAL has a clear vision with a collaborative and nurturing approach and a strong range of activities focused on looking after both internal and external customers. They also noted that MFAL demonstrates an excellent contribution to community, meeting a need. Strong in social sustainability, the Trust also acts on its enviro...

November 1, 2018

Dr Te Kata Keegan endorses Mathematics for a Lifetime

Dr Te Taka Keegan has bestowed a great honour on Mathematics for a Lifetime by officially endorsing our work. Dr Te Taka Keegan of Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Whakaaue descent, is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Supreme Award 2017 and a Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching award - Kaupapa Māori category. A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, The University of Waikato, he has been described as a modern day tohunga (exp...

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