Total Impact Over The Years
The lives of more than 50 000 high school children and over 2500 TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) students have been touched since we began in 1970. In those early years our numbers were small but, applications continue to flood in by the thousands and the work has grown. We work with learners in State schools – we keep these learners in their local schools. They are then motivated and encouraged to complete their high school and work towards reaching their potential of becoming the role models that are so lacking in their communities. It is astounding that children from such desperately poor homes succeed in spite of the difficulties which beset them.
African Scholars Fund
How it all began
What We Do
South Africa is one of many countries globally, faced with a high youth unemployment rate. We expect the best from the young people in our country, but their socio-economic conditions make it very difficult for them to remain in, let alone excel, at school. We then expect them to reach and succeed at a tertiary educational level, which brings further challenges of accessibility and affordability.
The Fund helps empower our youth that struggle financially by providing them with the means to contribute towards their school fees, school uniform, transport and other basic school needs. We nurture, motivate, mentor, care for and support our bursars until they have completed their basic education. We are completely focused on the wellbeing of our bursars. We monitor and comment on their schoolwork and their progress. Contact with our bursars is regular, ongoing and constructive.