Digging the first hole of the ICPS library
The gorgeous girls from Isangel College, Tanna
Very excited about the donated education posters
Very excited about the donated Early Readers
My first dictionary! Yah!
Nothing beats having a story read to you.
Handing out Literacy Packs.

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Jump Start Foundation is an Australian-based, not-for-profit organisation that partners with local communities in the Asia-Pacific region to provide quality life-changing opportunities through education.
Jump Start Foundation believes that everyone deserves the right to be educated and that education empowers people to improve socio-economic conditions for their families, communities, countries and future generations. Learn More

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We seek to partner with groups who believe in the schooling of children.
We will support local community projects, no matter how small, that are often over-looked by the larger organisations.
Literacy is the foundation that facilitates complete and thorough education throughout an individuals schooling journey.
Jump Start Foundation has developed a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help children in the Asia-Pacific region develop literacy skills and to gain the lifelong gift of education.
Guess what? This morning I had a call from DFAT, to tell me that we had finally been endorsed by The Treasury and we have jumped through the final hoop necessary to get our Tax Deductibility status. (In fact we were Gazetted on the 11th Feb, but noone bothered to tell us!!!!)

I truly cannot believe it. Such a long long process - I started drafting answers to questions in March 2011! This is a MASSIVE achievement for an organisation as little as ours, especially since no one is paid.

I'm not sure if you know but when we were first knocked back, one of the assessors from AusAid took himself off the assessing team so he could volunteer a whole day of his time to us to re-word our application so that it fulfilled what they needed. Apparently we had impressed them so much with the work we were doing on the ground in Vanuatu, and they could see that we were working together with a community to give them long term educational opportunities. They said what we were doing was so great and rare and impactful, but unfortunately though none of us had written submissions like this before so we didn't get the 'words' right that first time, so they couldn't tick us off. (As you can see I still can't even write normal sentences!!!!)

So after 47mths since the first words were written, 15 pages of application, 150 pages of supporting documents & more than 110hrs of work, we have this big tick! Woohoo!

This will mean many things, which I promise to keep you in the loop of, but for now all donations that we receive into the following account, will be tax deductible.

New Bank Details are:

Bank: Westpac

Account Name: Jump Start Foundation

BSB: 032197

Acc #425307 

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