The Fogarty Foundation invests in education to provide opportunities for individuals to realise their potential and to change and enrich lives. The Foundation applies entrepreneurial and business principles to all of our activities and programs across the broad spectrum of the community, working with schools in low socio economic areas through to developing the capacity of those who will be leaders in our state.
Our logo is the ripple because it reflects our philosophy that all of our endeavours, and those of the people we support, should have a wide and long term impact.
“One of the most valuable strategies to increase the effectiveness of a school is to improve the quality of leadership. This enables high quality teaching, enhances parent & community support and improved learning outcomes for children."
“Fogarty EDvance Program has had a significant impact on my school. Central to my role is school improvement and that is what Fogarty EDvance is all about.”
“Being a Fogarty Scholar fundamentally changed my experience at uni and I have no doubt it has changed my whole life.”
"Having CoderDojo at BankWest allows people like me, who are working in the field every day, to show the next generation how coding skills can be used and applied in real world situations."
Balga Senior High School: In 2012, only 56% of students entering Year 11 completed Year 12 at Balga SHS. After one year in the program, 73% of students were able to complete Year 12 in 2013. After another 2 years in the program, 80% of students completed Year 12 in 2015.
North Balga Primary School: In 2012, North Balga’s student achievement was below expectations in 7 of the 15 NAPLAN (The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) result areas across years 3, 5 and 7. By 2015, all areas were at or above the expectations set.
In 2016, there are 57 current Scholars at UWA and 58 Alumni studying and working in a variety of disciplines, ranging from medicine, law and social enterprises through to those completing postgraduate studies in the UK, USA and China.
Enthusiasm for the CoderDojo program is clear. In 2016, there are over 40 operational CoderDojos in Western Australia which are supported by over 50 Champions, 150 Mentors and > 800 young Western Australians aged 7-17 regularly attend these dojo sessions.