Meet the MFAL board
FRIENDS OF MFAL
Here is a celebration of the individuals and businesses who support Mathematics for Lifetime's work.
MFAL strives to expand the availability of professional maths Tutoring and Online courses to children and youth who need it the most. These Friends of MFAL support us in this work.
It’s not just about the numbers, it’s about the encouragement and the confidence MFAL students gain. Being able to gift lessons to a child who will take those skills gained into their future life – rewarding on so many levels.
There’s a quote: Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding – and that’s where MFAL is so important – help students understand – it its own way, poetry.
To be the best you can be, you must strive to be effective and efficient.
This happens when you tread the path of continuous improvement.
Tutoring is multi-dimensional and has the potential to change lives positively.
It is only limited by our imagination, as there is always a better way to teach.
As a friend of MFAL, I fully support breaking down any barriers to our rangatahi being the best they can be, now and in the future.
I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to build their numeracy skills so that they can shine in whatever field they choose.
Ben van Rooy
Though often used interchangeably, equality and equity are quite different. Equality simply means everyone is treated the same exact way, regardless of need or any other individual difference. Equity, on the other hand, means everyone is provided with what they need to succeed.
Virtual Print are very passionate about getting behind great causes that are truly making a difference in our communities. This is why we are proud to align ourselves with Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust. By offering our services and heling in any way we can allows the Board to focus on what they do best...getting the help needed for our wonderful kids.
Owner/Manager, Virtual Print
Jay Ballantyne - Friend of MFAL
I am passionate about helping to break down the barriers that prevent young kiwis from achieving their full potential in life.
By teaching kids the skills required to succeed and grow, they gain self-confidence that can be applied to many areas in life.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the changes that it can make in their lives and the role it plays in building communities. The flow-on effects are enormous.
I look forward to helping MFAL in a range of ways in the future.
Barefoot Books join us!
Barefoot Kids is an online children’s bookstore focusing on products which encourage the independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, sharing of the world's diversity and fostering sustainability. We stock Barefoot Books and partner products as well as books from New Zealand and Australian authors/producers.
Barefoot is committed to nurturing a love of reading in a way that encourages children to explore their creativity, discover the diversity of the world’s many cultures and traditions as well as protect our planet for future generations.
Giving with Barefoot is a fundraising programme that makes it easy to raise funds for your organisation. We believe in the power of community by offering a unique fundraising opportunity that will generate funds while emphasizing the importance of literacy in a range of topics.
Barefoot Kids NZ & AU (Founder)