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.
The Foundation identifies areas of focus and supports and develops West Australian programs that deliver educational opportunities and have wide impact.Watch our Story
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."
In 2018, there are 59 current Scholars at UWA and 78 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 2018, there are over 100 operational CoderDojos in Western Australia which are supported by over 140 Champions, 300 Mentors and > 2000 young Western Australians aged 7-17 regularly attend these dojo sessions.
“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.”
In 2016, students at Thornlie Primary School were performing below their peers in literacy and numeracy. Since completing the Fogarty EDvance School Improvement Program and implementing a whole school approach to teaching and learning, Thornlie Primary students outperformed their peers in both literacy and numeracy.
"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."