Inspiring stories from the Wanago Program.
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LouLou Amielh-Gibson, Wanago's youngest donor
At just nine years old, Loulou Amielh-Gibson has become the youngest philanthropist to support UTS, donating $200 – her life savings – to the UTS Wanago Program. Loulou decided to make the donation after hearing her mother, who works with UTS Wanago, discussing the program in a meeting.
In an email to UTS Advancement, she wrote:
I just want to let you know that I fulfilled the donation of $200 for Wanago.
The reason that I have done this is because when I am an adult my wanted job is to be an engineer and to inspire other women to follow their goals and for them to find engineering is not just for one gender.
UTS is helping to build the teaching quality and capacity of teachers in NSW
Dr Chris Brunner from Sydney Secondary College, Balmain Campus has joined the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) as a casual lecturer. Chris is teaching UTS students about Digital Learning Futures and the use of technology to support educational outcomes. The class is mostly undertaken by 3rd-year students.
Working with Wanago enabled Chris to further develop his networks and build relationships with schools and academics across UTS. The opportunity with FASS came about as a result of Chris’s work with Dr Damian Maher, Wanago’s program evaluator for its 2019–2020 pilots, and Senior Lecturer, Initial Teacher Education, School of International Studies and Education.