Making a difference

The GFG Foundation can play a vital role in providing opportunities for people to develop essential life and employability skills and therefore increase their employability and life chances.

Short term benefits

Developing skills

Our programmes are designed to help young people develop an interest in STEM subjects, as well as build self-confidence, so they are better placed to make best use of opportunities as they arise.

Promoting commitment

To succeed in anything involves commitment. We encourage young people to be committed and goal orientated, so they can achieve their aims.

Improving motivation

We understand that school work is not always motivating, if it is in subjects that the student is not interested in, or does not seem to be relevant to them. Our programmes are designed to be motivating, as they are based on local issues and have the help and direction of mentors who already work in STEM areas. This ‘real world’ experience gives students a new and exciting perspective on learning.

Developing self-esteem and confidence

Developing self-esteem and confidence by allowing people to show and reach their potential. 

Longer term benefits

It is likely to take a number of years for the results of the Impact measures to become evident, however the GFG Foundation will try and quantify and explain the relationship between short term outcomes and the expected longer term impacts of programmes. 

Improved educational attainment

Using STEM to solve local issues helps improve students overall educational knowledge that is applicable in the real world.

Improved employability

By learning about engineering, maths, technology and science, students are gaining experience that is directly relevant to needs of industry.

Improved employee retention

Delivering improved employee retention by developing commitment and motivation. 

Improved employee performance

Delivering improved employee performance by engendering a sense of commitment and motivation. 

How to get involved

We are keen for as many people as possible to get involved in the educational work we are doing at the Foundation, both in the UK and Australia.

Be a mentor

In 2021 we again plan to run education programmes which will involve GFG employees in providing help and guidance to young people in key communities in which we operate. No matter what part of GFG Alliance you work in, or what your role is, we’d like to hear from you. If you are keen to volunteer, or just want to find out more about this opportunity, please get in touch by completing our contact form.

Be a fundraiser

If you would like to raise money to help the Foundation’s work with young people, please get in touch with us by completing our contact form.

There are many ways you can be involved aside of being a mentor or fundraiser. Let us know you are interested by completing our contact form and we will get back to you.