The Ministry of Inspiration (MOI) is a Nelson-based charitable trust committed to providing exceptional leadership and confidence building opportunities for youth through a STEAMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths and Society) model of education. The MOI wishes to recruit new trustees to help direct its continuing growth and broaden the expertise and experience amongst its Board membership.
Since its establishment in 2012, many passionate and qualified educators and volunteers have supported the MOI to engage 1000s of students from the Nelson-Tasman region and beyond through its many programmes and events, including the weekly STEAMS school, annual INSPIRE Festival, NZAquaBots, quiz nights and holiday programmes. Central government funding has also enabled MOI to develop ‘STEAMS kits’ with electronic programming curriculum that are now being rolled out nationwide.
The MOI is seeking to attract new trustees with governance experience of charitable trusts, and expertise in such areas as finance, business development, education, mātauranga Māori and entrepreneurship. Trustees currently volunteer their time and are provided an annual reimbursement to cover general expenses.