Shelley Barons and Sheera Lee, trainers and assessors with NSF, have been chosen by Navitas CEO Scott Jones to visit projects by Classroom of Hope, an organization dedicated to building schools in rural areas of developing countries.

Navitas, a global education provider, partners with organizations like Classroom of Hope to bring education to underserved communities worldwide.

Through Navitas’ NET funding, Classroom of Hope has built 13 schools, including eco-block schools in Lombok, Indonesia, and sustainable development projects in Cambodia.

Shelley and Sheera will visit the newly constructed eco-block school in Lombok and its factory, where earthquake-proof building blocks are made from recycled plastic.

“It is an amazing opportunity to meet the wonderful Indonesian team and see the incredible work they have done, rebuilding schools and homes out of recycled plastic bricks following the devastation of Lombok after the 2018 earthquakes,” Ms Barons said.

Jetinder Macfarlane, NSF General Manager, commended Shelley and Sheera for their selection, praising their commitment to community development.

“They are an inspiration to all of the staff and students at Navitas Skilled Futures,” she said.

Shelley and Sheera expressed excitement about the trip and the opportunity to learn about sustainable school building and share their experiences upon returning.

“I am looking forward to exploring the innovative eco-block school building project and engaging with locals, which will provide valuable insights and an enriching experience for me to share with people back home,” Ms Lee said.