When millionaire Scott Gilmour returned to New Zealand after 12 years in the US, he wanted to do something to uplift the educational achievements of children from poor homes - from the decile one schools.
Now Scott has been putting his money where his mouth is and has started his version of the American "I have a dream" project and is helping kids from poorer families in Auckland, a great many from Pasifika backgrounds. He has adopted many of the projects he observed in the Unites States, where whole classes where adopted and sponsored by wealthy business people. View the video below about Scott's project in Auckland:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/67994.html The video:
http://www.ihaveadream.org.nz/ The Trust:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PXZwbNNhrA American video:
http://toped.svefoundation.org/2012/06/19/californias-first-class-dreamers/ The Californian model: