Facilitating Social Change
Ignite is a charitable organisation started by students at the University of Otago, who saw the potential to combine the skills of passionate and talented young students and to help build strategic partnerships with not for profit organisations who need their help. We do this each semester by recruiting a group of highly motivated and talented young students and placing them in dynamic teams, which they will then work in for around 8 weeks on their assigned project. Each group has an assigned leader to manage the team, along with mentors from the University and the local Dunedin business community.
These students have an abundance of creativity, so when they mix their business skills with entrepreneurial ability, they come together to create socially innovative ideas that will spark change and fully maximise the potential of all not-for-profit groups involved. So if you are an organisation looking for a guiding hand, or a student after some work experience to help land that first graduate job, then you have come to the right place.