Tony Dreise, indigenous
educator and policy maker has always been concerned about making some positive social changes and now he is near to letting his aims realized. Not so far ago he became a president of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council. He moved to Southern Highlands with his wife to work on a project that he believes could change the future of Indigenous education. He strives for creating career opportunities for Aboriginal people.
In order to examine better the most innovative ways of engaging the philanthropic sector in Indigenous education, he decided to defend a professor’s degree at the Australian National University. He will be working with philanthropists to practice and realize many educational projects in Melbourne and regional Australia. He considers that cooperation with people interested in the challenges that society often faces is the key to bring positive social changes in education.
Tony wrote in his custom papers
: “In Australia, we don’t have a big philanthropic practice. My study will look at the roles that philanthropic sector organizations play in Indigenous education and the impact that corporations are already making. Who’s offering what scholarships? Where are they and what difference are they making?”
He believes that the Australian corporate sector can benefit much from innovative educational initiatives: “American philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are already allocating billions of dollars to field research for education and health. There’s an increasing movement in the sector to think about what roles they can play beyond making profit… but, in Australia, they are lacking the knowledge of how to go about it.”