Shell's innovative Social Investment Partnership showcased
Jul. 05, 2011
Shell Australia’s innovative partnership with Questacon and the Australian National University will be featured at the United Nations Innovation Fair in Geneva from 4-7 July.
The Shell Questacon Science Circus will reach a new audience at the July event, which will showcase innovative practices, approaches and projects in education from around the world.
Shell Australia’s social investment manager, Jenny Odgers, said the local partnership between Shell, Questacon and the ANU had been identified by the UN as an example of business, government and universities working together.
She said the 26 year old partnership was an outstanding illustration of how an alliance between business and the education sector could lead to sustainable programs that deliver enormous benefits to the community.
“The Shell Questacon Science Circus is Australia’s leading travelling hands-on science exhibition,” she said.
“To have this program recognised on a global stage is an enormous thrill to all involved.
“Each year the Science Circus visits over 150 towns and communities throughout remote and regional Australia, providing access to quality science experiences, rarely possible outside metropolitan areas of Australia.
“The delivery of the Science Circus, and its longevity and success, is a result of the unique partnership between Questacon—The National Science & Technology Centre, the Australian National University and Shell.”
Shell put forward a number of its innovative education projects from around the world and the UN suggested Australia’s Shell Questacon Science Circus to be profiled – along with The Cradle to Career Scholarship scheme in Nigeria and World Challenge.
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