The investment is the aid agency’s second from its Impact Investment Fund, aimed at supporting social impact ventures to achieve scale.
Inquisitive was created to ‘declutter the curriculum’ for teachers, saving hundreds of hours in lesson preparation so teachers can focus on providing the highest quality classes and assessments for students that prioritise critical and creative thinking.
Save the Children Australia CEO Paul Ronalds said the investment is an exciting opportunity to increase Inquisitive’s social impact for children in low socio-economic areas, especially rural and remote areas, and schools with a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
“Inquisitive already has a substantial footprint, but we are excited about helping increase the uptake in Australian schools,”
Mr Ronalds said.
“By making the process of educating more straightforward for teachers in areas that need it most, I have no doubt the positive flow on effect it will have to children will be enormous.”
Inquisitive has already been adopted by over 29,000 teachers in 4,300 schools – which represents more than 60% of Australian primary schools.
Inquisitive helps teachers achieve this with a combination of Australian curriculum* aligned lessons and a teaching and learning platform which assists organisation and management of class activities.
Inquisitive’s founder is Tim Power, one of the world’s leading experts in education technology who previously founded 3P Learning
Mr. Power said “We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with Save The Children as we jointly strive to support all teachers, schools and systems with access to high quality resources.
Save the Children’s Impact Investment Fund’s investment in Inquisitive will help the company build its presence in Australia and prepare to enter other markets.
Save the Children’s Impact Investment Fund
is an Australian-first for an aid organisation. The fund is anchored by QBE, overseen by a Board, and supported by an Investment Committee.
*Inquisitive’s lessons are aligned to the Australian curriculum across science and technology, history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business for years F-6. English and maths are currently being developed.
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