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David & Jane Richards Family Foundation
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.

Technology entrepreneur David Richards, founder and CEO of WANdisco, set up the foundation with wife Jane to educate, empower and improve the lives of children. The foundation’s founders believe that the study of computers and technology in schools should be fun and engaging, with a focus on the practical applications of data science. Created in collaboration with educational and industry experts, the foundation’s pioneering “Get Creative with Data” course encourages young people to explore data science through hands-on activities and project based learning. All lessons and materials are aligned with the Skills Builder Framework to equip learners with essential skills to help them lead and succeed in the digital age.

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