PTC is a registered trust with a vision to create a distinctive platform that twins the pursuits of science with the awareness of culture, language and the value of indigenous people.

Exploring science embedded in culture

The PTC Trust was set up in 2008. Our program – Indigenous Sparks – seeks to capture the heart and spirit of our indigenous people and empower them with a new sense of identity as contributors to our scientific world. 

Our focus on the youth population is at our core. They are the seeds to be secured in ensuring the future productivity of our nations.

We believe that our youths must carry a sense of their global significance, placement and identity in the world if they are to become producers and designers of new outcomes.


Our journey begins in local indigenous culture and forges a pathway into the world of science.

By embedding science within the heritage and cultures of the earth, our PTC program forges a new paradigm for these youths upon which an adventure into learning and discovery can be explored. 


Our program is a tool of scientific engagement for those in society who would otherwise be perceived as disadvantaged.

It also serves to inspire creativity within and across cultures through innovation, collaboration and development of partnerships.


Indigenous Sparks - a strategic tool for sparking new wonder, inquiry and passion for science and innovation within youth as we craft a more sustainable future in our world