Supporting our brightest young scientists!

$2,910 of $30,000 goal
Given by 27 generous donors in 19 days

NZIBO fosters excellence in biology for 100's of top students but needs your support to raise enough funds to allow the NZ team to compete.

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Anika Hayes, Jifei Shao, Luca Ririnui & Sophie Webber are the top 4 NZ secondary school biologists and have been studying hard for up to two years to be able to represent NZ at the International Biology Olympiad competition in Kazakhstan this July. https://www.ibo2024.kz/

This prestigious competition brings the brightest young biologists from more than 80 countries around the world together to compete and inspire the next generation of leaders in science. It is a life-changing experience and NZ 'punches above it's weight', winning medals every year. These ordinary, hardworking, and talented NZ students from Oamaru, Auckland, Mount Maunganui, and Havelock North need $30,000 for team registration and travel. It is a pretty difficult task to fundraise such a large amount in just 7 weeks. Please help these wonderful young students represent NZ, they will do us proud!

About us

NZIBO fosters excellence in biology providing University level Biology education to 100's of our top NZ secondary students & selecting a team of 4 to represent NZ at the prestigious annual International Biology Olympiad. (CC41716, NZBN 9429043197804).

Use of funds

Team registration, airfares, accommodation, meals for the NZ team to attend the IBO in Kazakhstan, July 2024. Money raised in excess of what is needed to attend the competition will be used for the NZIBO programme, benefiting 100's of talented students.

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Introducing Sophie  18 May 2024

Kia Ora, I’m Sophie Webber, a year 13 at Woodford House, Havelock North. I am a big lover of learning, especially in biology - I find understanding and researching how the world around us works is so fascinating. I’m also keen on sports and live a super active lifestyle, valuing a sport/study balance to keep me sane! Having the opportunity to represent New Zealand in an area I’m so passionate about is just amazing - and to be able to do it alongside such great people and with the support of an amazing NZIBO programme is part of what makes this opportunity so exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the work our team has put into our studies pay off, and feel very honoured to represent our country. I hope that our work inspires other students to take opportunities regardless of whether they think they will be successful or not - I certainly didn’t expect to get this far in the programme; but it just goes to show that with hard work and the right support team, you can turn a niche interest into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Chris and Dave
Chris and Dave on 20 May 2024
Kazakhstan! Go Sophie!
$250
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

That is such a generous donation Chris and Dave. Sophie and the entire team really appreciate your support.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Hugo
Hugo on 20 May 2024
GOOD LUCK ALL!!!!!
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New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thanks for your donation Hugo, it will make a difference.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 May 2024
$100
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Much appreciated thank you. It helps make the whole opportunity possible for our young scientists.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Wendy
Wendy on 19 May 2024
So well deserved Sophie. Your hard work and can do attitude is inspiring and will take you far. Congratulations 🙌
$50
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

I really appreciate your donation Wendy, thank you.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Wayne Mudgway
Wayne Mudgway on 19 May 2024
Well done, you are our future
$100
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thanks Wayne, your donation really does make a difference to our ability to get the team all the way to Kazakhstan. I know they will make us proud.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

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This campaign started on 9 May 2024 and ends on 30 Jun 2024.