Our chair, Megan Gilmour nominated for 2019 ACT Australian of the Year

25 October, 2018
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The importance of MissingSchool’s work in keeping kids with serious illness connected to their schools is featured, once again, this time through the Australian of the Year Awards. This is a win for our work. Our Chair, Megan Gilmour, is one of four women nominated for the 2019 ACT Australian of the Year. In her radio interview […]

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MissingSchool takes stage at TEDxCanberra

8 September, 2018
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Exciting times! MissingSchool’s work is taking the stage today at TEDxCanberra. We will keep raising the flag for school connection for students with serious illness or injury.

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‘My robot makes me feel like I haven’t been forgotten’

4 September, 2018
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Source: BBC News link article Internet-connected robots that can stream audio and video are increasingly helping housebound sick children and elderly people keep in touch with teachers, family and friends, combating the scourge of isolation and loneliness. Zoe Johnson, 16, hasn’t been to school since she was 12. She went to the doctor in 2014 […]

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Little Big Steps

30 August, 2018
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This is what we see and hear when kids connect to their classrooms and classmates through their robot. This is exactly why we do the work we are doing. OhmniLabs — This kid!! He has been through hell and back the past 7 months. Scary, frightening, painful, hell. But this smile!! Amidst the tests, the tubes, […]

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