We work to eradicate educational inequality for marginalised kids through imagination and mentoring. Our proven IMAGI-NATION model enables kids to thrive in school and become entrepreneurs of change; teachers to light up classrooms and bring kids in from the margins; and executives to create opportunities to level the playing field.


Sydney, Australia
Non-profit organization
Established : 2005
Education and COVID-19 Response


Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Supporting and empowering educators

Teachers and educators must become mentors to the children they teach. Once holding the power of information over children, they now face the 21st century challenge of children having access to a world of information in their pockets. Now, they must cross the line and stand alongside those they teach, evolving from lecturers into guides, problem-solvers and advisors. Our commitment is to train teachers to teach with IMAGI-NATION so there are less students outside of the mainstream. We do this with our mentor training that helps teachers evolve into mentors and guides, shift mindsets and work within each school community, to re-imagine our relationships, and re-design the opportunities and platforms for students who have previously been left out to be involved in the re-design and be part of the solution instead of being labelled the problem. We work within the walls of what’s already there and flex the model.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Australia, Zimbabwe


To transform education from the inside, and create equality and more access to opportunities for marginalised high school kids, and a fairer world through:

Thought leadership by AIME Founder Jack Manning Bancroft on using imagination to transform education and create a fairer world.

IMAGI-NATION - Our proven mentoring model developed over 16 years. To help unlock the potential of marginalised kids and to build bridges between them and opportunities of the world.

ROCKET - A weekday online TV show co-hosted by school kids. Brings mentors from around the world into schools and homes.

IMAGI-NATION {Radio} - A podcast series (launching 2020/2021) with learning content for educators and students. Takes our online mentoring experience to kids who have limited/no access to the Internet.

IMAGI-NATION {Classrooms} - Free virtual academic tutoring for high school students at risk of falling behind.

Global Marketplace - A full-day TV special to help fastrack Year 12 transitions. Brings partners from around the world together to share job and intern opportunities and connect directly with students around further study.

IMAGI-NATION {University} - A free virtual university to train people to drive meaningful change. A five-day immersive online course + 10 months practical implementation of a project designed to lead change in the community.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities
Social and emotional support
Cultural and leisure

Digital Learning Content

Establish and expand repositories of learning resources
Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Create or enable access to teacher training resources

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning

Advocacy and Communication

Outreach to parents and communities on the right to education

Primary Contact

Ms. Taryn Marks

General Manager

Senior Contact

Mr. Jack Manning Bancroft

Founder & Head of Design