Chris Henderson won the Travel Scholarship while teaching at Aranui High School. Deeply involved in social agencies, such as Christchurch's own Social Innovation, he has focussed on involving his students in global matters, giving them a voice. With the scholarship money he travelled to the International Conference on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in January 2012. His paper, 'Social Media as an Educational Tool for Developing Youth Citizenship in a Post Disaster Context', drew on his experience after the Christchurch earthquakes.
Some highlights for him were:
The CORE Travel Scholarship was closed in 2015. Please see CORE's other Grants and awards.