Supporting the NZ Biology Olympiad team to international success in UAE

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Given by 16 generous donors in 4 weeks

Fundraising to send the NZ team to compete at the International Biology Olympiad in the United Arab Emirates.

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NZIBO has selected a wonderful team of 4 secondary school students to complete against students from more than 80 countries at the 34th International Biology Olympiad in July in the United Arab Emirates. The team is Ashleigh Bernacchi (Pinehurst School), Allan Han (Macleans College), Jacob Miller (Mount Albert Grammar School), and Jifei Shao (St Cuthbert's College). They will be accompanied by two team leaders, Dr Angela Sharples, MNZM, and Mr Nick Bryant, both from Matamata College.

These students have worked hard at a University level for more than a year, completing an online tutorial programme, attending a residential camp, and sitting 4 selection exams to be selected to represent NZ at this prestigious international event from the 400 hundred students from schools around the country that enter the programme. They are truly our top young biologists, but this is an expensive trip and they need your help.

In the past students have been funded for registration and travel costs by MBIE via the Royal Society Te Apārangi. With Covid and a review of funding priorities underway within MBIE and the Royal Society, these amazing students will only be partially funded this year. Whilst this is a help, additional funds are required to get them to the competition. If you can help, even a dollar or two, please donate!

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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).

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Registration, airfares, travel costs, and uniform to compete at the International Biology Olympiad in UAE in July for the top 4 secondary school Biology students and 2 team leaders.

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Only a few days to go  18 June 2023

Hi everyone, we are leaving for the IBO on the 29th. We really appreciate your support but it is a big trip. Please ask your friends and family if they could donate to support these talented young students. Please share as widely as you can, there are only a few days left to fundraise.

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Linda
Linda on 29 Jun 2023
Good luck and bestwishes
$100
Anna
Anna on 15 Jun 2023
Congratulations Jacob on once again qualifying to represent NZ! Best wishes! Anna Santure - collaborator of Marti's and enthusiastic biologist :)
$50
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thank you so much Anna

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Bek
Bek on 10 Jun 2023
Hi Jake!!!
$50
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thanks Bek, Jake and the team really appreciates your support.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Lyn
Lyn on 09 Jun 2023
Well done Jake and team!
$50
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thanks for all your support of Jake and of the team.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Jun 2023
Good luck from Jim and Jean
$100
New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

Thank you, the team is so appreciative of your support.

New Zealand International Biology Olympiad Incorporated (NZIBO)

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