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Support Our Mission

We are actively looking for partners, sponsors and supporters across the globe to help us bring free & purposeful education to children everywhere, for a better tomorrow. Can you help?

Partnership & Sponsor Opportunities Opening for Tender Process: 01 October, 2022

The question we ask ourselves is:

How can we keep the student education we produce FREE, forever?


At Upschool, we believe every child on the planet should have access to a quality education that is purposeful and builds a better world. We also believe that, wherever possible, education should be FREE. Our mission is to bring both of these realities to life. By becoming a partner, sponsor or a supporter of Upschool, you are playing a crucial role in covering our overheads and helping us achieve this mission.

Why Support Upschool?

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead

 

In just 9 short months, with a small but dedicated team, we have achieved an extraordinary amount!

Users in 148 Countries

With just hard work and passion, we have onboarded users across the globe with no marketing team or advertising budget.

5 x Ten-Week Courses

We have produced 5 flagship courses on our platform that are already making an impact in the world, and they're ready for mass adoption.

A Video Content Powerhouse

With our team of talented film makers & editors, we produced over 250 educational videos that sit across our various channels.

Travelled the World

With the help of our partner Aurora Expeditions, we have created a unit of work from The Arctic and have another planned to be filmed and produced from Antarctica in 2023.

Custom Built Technology

With our team of 4 software engineers, we are about to launch a custom re-build of upschool.co in the Laravel framework- setting us up to be an EdTech powerhouse.

Global Print and Shipping

We have built our own print and logistics supply chain, fulfilling book orders received via the Upschool Library. The capability of our network positions us to offer other products in future.

Global Construction Teams

We have built a construction team in India for our library-building initiative and have begun sending them to communities in need.

12 Charity Partners

We have onboarded 12 charity partners who believe in our mission, and our students are working with them to solve global problems.

Awards

Our co-founder, Gavin McCormack, was awarded Australia's most influential educator in 2022 (to add to his long list of awards).

Global Keynote Speeches

Headed by one of the world's most influential educators (Gavin McCormack), we have keynoted conferences in many countries around the world including The World Education Summit.

Creating Impacts

From inspiring school communities to grow forests on barren plots, to thousands of children writing books to share their voice with a global audience, Upschool is having a tangible impact in the world.

Teacher Training Courses

We are well underway to releasing our first major teacher training course titled "Education for the 21st Century". We have thousands of teachers across the globe ready to participate.

A Unique Focus on Purposeful Learning

Our objective is to inspire students, parents and teachers to use the academic success of children to create a meaningful impact on the world around them. From writing books to planting forests, our learning platform inspires children to do good in the world.

Some Highlights From Our First 9 Months

Travelled the World (above): Here is just one video (of dozens) that we have shot and created off the back of our trip to The Arctic. With just one cinematographer (Richard Mills) and one presenter (Gavin McCormack), we proved our capacity to create high quality educational content – on a budget. 

A Video Content Powerhouse (above): An early Upschool.co promo video showcasing our mission to the world. Written and narrated by Gavin McCormack, and edited by our production team, we have produced in excess of 250 high quality videos in just 9 months. 

Charity Partners (above): We have secured partnerships with 12 charities, including the Jane Goodall Institute of Australia (JGIA), whom we are hosting a ‘Global Book Illustration Challenge’ for, and collaborating with, to publish an incredible book on changemakers, with a foreword written by Dr Jane Goodall!

Users in 148 Countries (above): We reached our users from 100 countries milestone in May, 2022 – 5 months after opening Upschool’s doors! Richard Mills got a little bit excited when he recorded this video! We’re now at 120 countries and growing.

Global Construction Teams (above): Here’s a 3D model of the libraries that we are building for schools in the developing world (produced from scratch by our ultra talented 3D animation team!). We have schools across Australia fundraising to send these libraries to communities in need.

Five 10-Week Courses (above): We have five incredible courses on our platform, with more to come! These are totally free and self-paced, complete with pre-recorded videos, taskcards, weekly live lessons, parent engagement videos and more. Every lesson we teach empowers students to take action for a better tomorrow.

Lessons and Resources Aplenty (above): Our free 10-week courses are ready to go “out of the box”. Everything a teacher needs to run a successful lesson has been planned for and produced for the entire 10 weeks. The above video is an example of the type of content we create. We also provide other helpful resources for parents and teachers.

Student Success Stories (above): Divyam is a dedicated student from Kolkata, India. He is passionate about the environment so he wrote a book whilst doing our “Write a Book to Change the World” course titled “Heaven Restored”. The book talks about environmental issues. Here is a chat we had with him about his book. 

Teacher Training Courses (above): We are well underway to releasing our first major teacher training course titled “Purposeful Education for the 21st Century”. We have thousands of teachers across the globe ready to participate. Here is a sample video from the course.

The Upschool Library (above): We launched the Upschool Library in August, 2022. Children are writing books about a range of topics, including the environment, bullying, and mental health, and these are published on our platform. Books can be read for free, or can be purchased and shipped from our warehouse to customers across the globe. Apart from giving a child an opportunity to share their voice with the world, every book raises funds for a charity of the author’s choice.

A Unique Focus on Purposeful Learning (above): From writing business proposals to local businesses for sponsorship deals, painting awareness-raising murals on school buildings or planting nature reserves on council land, our students are ‘being the change” they wish to see in the world whilst participating in our courses. We take learning and imbue it with purpose to achieve tangible (and intangible) student outcomes for a better tomorrow!

An Engaged and Growing Learning Community (above): Students, teachers and parents are raving about Upschool. Teachers: “Upschool empowers students to have a huge impact on a local and global scale” / “Thank you Richard, Gavin, Jake and Team Upschool for showing us the global standard for education”. Students: “This feels like adult work” / “It feels like there is a real reason to do this work because it’s making a difference”. Parents: “My boys are loving it!” / “She’s been telling her friends about it!” / “I’m telling everyone about Upschool!”

Your investment will accelerate stories like this

By a bustling expressway in the middle of India stands a school that swelters in the hot sun. The students, who are presently undertaking Upschool’s online course, “Be the Change”, were inspired to take possession of an unused, barren plot of land and are in the process of transforming it into a flourishing forest to provide shade, improved air and soil quality, and to house local wildlife.

We visited their school with our film crew to learn more about it.

Opportunities Available

Become Our Premier Partner

To fulfil our mission of providing free and purposeful education to the world for a better tomorrow, we seek the support of one extraordinary organisation that recognises the enormous value of our approach. We are actively seeking a Premier Partner who wants to work with us to keep our student content FREE and to scale this mission globally, whilst experiencing the benefits of Upschool's global reach, gaining access to our community of learners, families and teachers, and enabling world-leading, world-changing education at this critical time in human history.

Become a Partner, Sponsor or Supporter

We have a small number of opportunities for organisations who are passionate about changing the world through education to align with us and help us scale our mission.

Is your brand doing good in the world? Feature it on our platform with a 'Challenge' that blends your product and mission with a call to action for students and communities to participate in.

Schools, families, individuals. We need you too! Become an everyday hero and support us annually or monthly. We have lots of ways for you to be involved and a part of the mission.

Premier Partner

Just some of what will be available to our Premier Partner:

  • Prominent branding across our platform
  • Advertising space in videos and learning materials
  • Acknowledgement / credits in book packages printed and distributed from the Upschool Library
  • Social media exposure to a global audience
  • Name on the side of the libraries that we are building for communities in need
  • Crediting in all educational videos and films produced by Upschool Films such as those produced on location in The Arctic and Antarctica
  • Credits in our annual global documentary film “Dear World…” that is in production, in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute
  • Credits in our annual book “Dear World…” that is in production, in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute
  • Logos on slides in keynote presentations delivered globally to teachers and parents (and verbal public acknowledgements in presentations)
  • Allocation of sponsorship amount to funding books, libraries and teacher training (other premium products) as agreed

Expression of interest: jake@upschool.co

Major Sponsors

Just some of what will be available to our Major Sponsors:

  • Branding across our platform
  • Social media exposure to a global audience
  • Name on the side of our libraries that we are building in India, Nepal & Pakistan
  • Crediting in all films produced by Upschool Films such as those produced on location in The Arctic and Antarctica
  • Logos on slides in keynote presentations delivered globally to teachers and parents
  • Allocation of sponsorship amount to funding books, libraries and teacher training (other premium products) as agreed

Expressions of interest: jake@upschool.co

Challenge Sponsors

Perfect for all businesses:

Is your brand doing good in the world? Feature it on our platform in our ‘Challenges’ portal with a call to action for students and communities to participate in.

  • Post a Challenge, such as a design challenge for a new packaging concept you are working on, and have students globally submit design ideas for you. Students will be learning real branding concepts and have an opportunity to feature on your packaging.
  • Post an evergreen Challenge to change behaviour. For example, if your product addresses the single-use-plastic issue, you could encourage families to count the number of plastic bottles they throw out over a week or two weeks and then attempt to reduce that number. You can talk about how your brand works on solving that problem.
  • Social media exposure to a global audience (we will share and promote your challenges)

Expressions of interest: jake@upschool.co

Everyday Heroes

Perfect for schools, families & individuals:

  • Acknowledgement on our sponsors page
  • Subscribe to our monthly book package via the Upschool Library and have one of our featured books delivered to your doorstep complete with an educational task card / activity sheet every month (or pay it forward and have it delivered to a school community that we identify is in need)

Expressions of interest: jake@upschool.co

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