knowing
changes everything.

Governance

Mission Educate is registered in Australia as Mission Educate Ltd.

It is registered with the Australian Tax Office (ABN 42 339 647 874) and with the Australian Security Investment Commission.

Mission Educate Ltd is registered as a charity and Public Benevolent Institution with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission. It is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the Australian Tax Office for the operation of the Mission Educate Overseas Aid Fund

Mission Educate Ltd is an approved organisation under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme with the Australian Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs for the operation of the Mission Educate Overseas Aid Fund.

Mission Educate is registered in Mozambique as Missãu Educar as a Non Government Organisation

Our Board of Directors
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Board Chairman

M.A., Grad Cert Ed.

John Spence

After two years as a Technical Officer in the RAF John studied Science at Cambridge University and completed his teaching qualification at Bristol University. He taught for 7 years in the UK before migrating to Australia to hold positions as Head of Science at Miami State High School and Yeronga SHS as well as Teaching Fellow at QUT and Lecturer at Brisbane CAE (now Griffiths University). He assisted in the development of a new junior science program, was Chair of the Board of Studies Physics syllabus committee, chaired the Review Panel for the trial schools and was the lead author of a successful program to encourage the inclusion of electronics in senior Physics.

In 1984 John was appointed as foundation Deputy Principal at Emmanuel College Gold Coast filling a number of roles until his retirement in 2001. In 1995 he initiated the formation of SCISCO (South Coast Industry, Schools and Community Organisation) Career Pathways and served as Secretary and Treasurer until 2009 by which time SCISCO provided services to 31 high schools. John served on the Board of Emmanuel College until 2008 and is currently a Board member of Arcadia College, a development of SCISCO’s program. John’s passion for Science and his deep felt sense of justice and equity for all, has found a perfect expression in his current role as Board Chair.

He has visited Mozambique on 4 occasions and has been instrumental in enhancing the Science facilities at the King of Kings School as well as introducing an annual Science seminar for our own teachers and Science teachers in government schools. Christine his wife, has supported John for 52 years and they have 4 adult children.

Dr Terry King

Dr King, Executive Director brings a depth of educational experience and expertise to Mission Educate. He is a widely respected educator and has been the founding principal of a Christian school in Sydney Australia for 12 years, served on the executive of a national school’s organisation and has been Chaplain of an independent Prep – Year 12 Christian school on the Gold Coast, Queensland for 12 years.

He has spoken at educational and leadership conferences in USA, UK, Australia and Mozambique. Dr Terry, as he is affectionately known in Mozambique has been involved withMission Educate for over 10 years, initially as a board member and as Executive Director since 2011.

He holds a Doctorate in Education from University of New England in Armidale NSW as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

His passion is to facilitate the provision of education founded on Christian values in developing nations as a means of releasing people from the cycle of poverty that has engulfed them for generations. He is married to Judy, has 2 children and 2 grand daughters

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Executive Director

Ed.D., M.Ed., B.Ed, Dip T., M.A.C.E.

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Secretary/Treasurer

B.B.A., CPA

Mr Kris Fothergill

Kris was born in New Zealand and has lived on the Gold Coast since 1988. He is married to a beautiful wife Shona and has four incredible and slightly rambunctious children. Kris has a passion for all things adventure, particularly if it involves the ocean. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Director of DIAGNO Accountants & Business Strategists, an accounting firm in Southport.

Kris believes his involvement in Mission Educate is an opportunity to contribute to the Kingdom of God by applying his time and talents in a meaningful way and having impact on those in need. Mission Educate enables him to have an insight into another world, helping to keep him even keeled whilst plotting a course through life with a young family in a blessed country.

Mr David Bewley

With a career spanning over 40 years, David began his professional life as a geologist, working with the mining industry in Western Australia for 4 years. He felt called to teach and has taught in Christian schools in Victoria, A.C.T and Queensland for 38 years. Since 1984, he has held executive roles in schools, including those of Assistant Principal and Principal. He joined the Mission Educate board in 2014 following his retirement in 2012 as Assistant Principal and Head of Senior School at Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast.

A widely respected educator, David brings a depth of educational expertise and experience to his role as Director of Educational Services. David and his wife Lyn, visited Mozambique as part of their long service leave in 2005. That visit ignited a compassion for the Mozambican people and a desire to bring hope to the children and youth of Mozambique.

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Educational Services Director

BSc(Hons), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin

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Board Member

Pastor Simon Brown

Simon was born and has lived on the Gold Coast Qld all his life. A dedicated family man, he is married to Katie and has five beautiful children. He became a Christian when he was 12 years old and has served in the local church ever since then. He was a Youth Pastor for 15 years and is now an Associate Pastor at OurChurch Burleigh Heads. Simon owns and operates his own electrical business on the Gold Coast and is in great demand as an ethical and highly competent tradesman.

Simon brings a commitment to family values to the Board. He has a real heart and passion to help the people of Mozambique. He believes that we can change the future of Mozambique by helping this generation of precious children receive a great education and in doing so, give them hope for their future. Simon is committed to the work of Mission Educate because he believes that the children we impact with education today, will have the opportunity to become the leaders of Mozambique tomorrow.

Mrs Salli-Anne Taylor

With a professional background in events and project management, Salli brings an organisational focus to the Mission Educate Board. She has worked in church and para-church organisations for the past 20 years, both as a volunteer and in management positions. Salli is currently employed by Compass Foundation Australia, an organisation dedicated to the education of young Christians helping them to translate their faith into their careers and work environments.

She has 15 years experience in governance in Not for Profit organisations and currently serves on the board of a Christian school on the Gold Coast. Salli’s association with education and mission, ignited her commitment to the vision of Mission Educate. She is married to Michael and they have 4 adult children.

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Board Member

The Mission Educate Board is assisted by an International Advisory Board.

Its members are:

  • Dr Terry King – Executive Director, Mission Educate
    Ed.D., M.Ed, B. Ed., Dip. T., M.A.C.E
  • Dr Timothy Hawkes – The Headmaster, The King’s School Sydney, Australia
    Ed.D., M.Ed, B. Ed (Hons)
  • Dr Robert Herschell - Dean of Education & Humanities, Christian Heritage College Brisbane, Australia
    Cert T, BA, MSocSc, PhD, MIAG
  • Dr Samson Makhado - African Director, Associated Christian Schools International
    Ed.D., M.Ed, B. Ed
  • Dr Elizabeth Petersen - Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia; Director and Principal Applied Economist at Advanced Choice Economics Pty Ltd
    PhD (Agricultural Economics), B. Ag Sc (Hons)
  • Mr Nathan Donovan – Principal Lawyer and Owner, Donovan Legal, Brisbane, Australia
    LLB (Hons), BA



How can you help?
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Because of your support I can go to school

Knowing changes everything

Your support affects the lives of real children and their families. They are so grateful to learn that there are people in other countries who have an interest in their welfare.

Mozambique continues to face significant challenges with over 1 million children unable to access education and almost half of the population unable to read. With your help, Mission Educate continues to face these challenges, one life at a time.

We value the regular support of donors who contribute to the day to day running costs of the school. There are 3 sponsorship opportunities available supporting students, senior students and teachers.

Open Door

$30 per month

  • Sponsoring educational costs for students
  • Prep to Year 12
  • King of King's School

Senior Student (3 Years)

$350 per year

  • Individual senior student
  • Years 10-12
  • 3 Year Commitment

Teacher

$250 per month

  • Supporting an individual teacher's salary
  • Providing teaching resources
  • King of King's School
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Build-A-School Project

4 classrooms and toilet block

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Library and Textbooks

Purchasing new library book and text books for the teachers and students to use in class.

Volunteer for an event

You can help support our fundraising activities by volunteering your time and expertise at the following events.

  • Mozi Run
  • Aspire Dinner
  • Charity Golf Day

Be part of a team to visit Mozambique

Limited vacancies are available to people interested in visiting the King of King's School in Mozambique.

For further information contact us below.

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Address

Unit 1, 2 Mieke Court
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

PO Box 1039
Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

Phone

+07 5534 8050

Email

info@missioneducate.org

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