I-Manifest wins St George Foundation Grant for Inspired Education with Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney

manifest image.jpgYouth charity I-Manifest has won a St George Foundation grant to the tune of $45,000 to deliver creative education programs together with Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney.

The funding further cements the charity's mantra of Creativity Is The New Currency will deliver I-Manifest's Inspired Education program in five schools in Western Sydney engaging approximately 250 Year 10 students.

A project-based learning program designed in collaboration with The Department of Education and aligned with the curriculum, the program is delivered over one school term and integrates real life work experience with classroom learning.

Jason Lonsdale, executive planning director of Saatchi & Saatchi said the agency was highly supportive of the charity's aims.
Says Lonsdale: "As a company which deeply believes in the world-changing power of creativity, supporting I-Manifest was a no-brainer for us. Our industry is only as good as the people who work in it, so we see a massive value in helping to inspire and educate the next generation of creative Australians."

I-Manifest founder/director, Jo Pretyman said the charity aimed to inform and inspire kids who are marginalised in various ways.

Says Pretyman: "We are actively seeking to make a serious dent in the youth unemployment problem which is up to 20% in some regional areas. The creative economy is NSW's fastest growing and we see a natural fit between the need for talent and the potential that exists in our young people.

"This grant reflects the legitimate need for our programs and we are immensely grateful to both St George and to Saatchi & Saatchi, who championed this on our behalf from the get go."

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