Children's Week 2021


Mihini and Akain Ramasundara

Mihini (7) & Akain (10) are exceptional young children who genuinely care for fellow children.

Since 2019, they have been creating amazing nature arts with fallen sticks and leaves which they sell on Facebook marketplace to buy books and school supplies for disadvantaged children locally, nationally, and internationally (Asia Pacific Region). They have already donated $2000 worth of school supplies.

Most recently they have set up a street library in Lyons and have also donated books (valued over $500) to 25 local indigenous children via Gugan Gulwan organisation. They have made a pledge to continue this donation annually.

ACT Children’s Week is delighted to announce a new partnership with the ACT Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE recognises the need for students to develop their capabilities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in order to succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society and to pursue STEM-related careers.

IEEE ACT Section is dedicated to providing educational resources, inspiration, and guidance that empowers educators, counsellors, and their students, fostering the next generation of technology innovators.

IEEE will provide funding to sponsor Children’s Week community or school-based activities or events which focus on STEM. See Grants page for details.

ACT Children’s Week will also create an additional award category to particularly recognise significant contributions made by an individual/organisation for enriching STEM skills. See Award page for details.