Having the power to improve the lives of children is to me, a privilege, and one that I believe comes with a sense of obligation as a teacher.
I know first hand (as a bush teacher) that rural and remote students face unique challenges inside and outside the classroom. Our rural and remote kids do not have access to the same technologies or other educational opportunities as city children.
Australian outback children are likely to return to their home towns as adults and take the lead in the innovation and modernisation of their communities. They will contribute to the education of the next generation. This is why investing in the education of kids living remotely is critical due to the important role they’ll play in the future.
Each year, through the love of riding a bike, myself and other like minded riders, ride this short distance across the top of Australia, raising both funds and awareness of this. In doing so we assist rural and remote children and future generations to come.