London-based online trading platform IG Group has announced a new three-year partnership with Teach for Australia (TFA) in support of educational equity.
According to Teach For Australia, its goal is to build an Australian future where education gives children from all backgrounds a greater choice for their future.
It will be the first collaboration between IG Group and TFA, as they find a common goal to support equality in education.
According to the announcement, IG Group will offer its support to the various programs launched by TFA to grow a community of leaders that are committed to educational equity for children. They will help recruit, train, and empower more people to engage in classroom teachings where their experience and services are required most.
Bridging the education disadvantage gap
Melodie Potts Rosevear, Chief Executive Officer of TFA, commented on the partnership. “We are so grateful to come together with IG Group for this new partnership,” he stated, adding that the collaboration will help close the education disadvantage gap among young people.
Chief Executive Officer of APAC at IG Kevin Algeo also commented on the collaboration, saying the company created the Brighter Future initiative to expand its commitments to the community and its customers. The partnership will empower members of the community by providing equal social mobility and educational access.
Part of IG Group’s Brighter Future initiative
IG Group stated that it decided to partner with TFA due to the organization’s irresistible dedication and drive to develop community leaders and teachers who share the same goal of ensuring equity for children. IG added that such drive and motivation are the basis of the company’s inspiration towards the project. The collaboration with TFA is in line with IG Group’s Brighter Future initiative.
IG Group will be providing support to different programs run by the Australian organization. However, this is not the first time will be partnering with an educational initiative. Last year, it partnered with Tech Fund, a UK-based education charity, to launch a £2 million education fund.
The project was to support schools based in deprived communities where education was suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.