OBJECTIVE

Grant top-up bursaries to learners from severely disadvantaged rural families to enable them to access and achieve a university education

AREA

Western Cape, Overberg (Bereaville, Genadendal, Greyton, Voorstekraal)

Schools: Emil Weder High School, Genadendal; Overberg High School, Caledon.

TARGET GROUP

Disadvantaged learners in grades 8-12 (31 in 2013)  who are able to progress to tertiary institutions. (14 at universities in 2013).

Our university bursary recipients.

ACTIVITIES

  • Identify marginalised youth with potential for tertiary education and award bursaries/scholarships.
  • Broaden our bursary recipients worldview with educational excursions.
  • Provide a mathematic development program for scholars
  • Career guidance and counseling.
  • Assist with applications for bursaries and loans.
  • Provision of ‘Top-up’ bursaries for university students.
  • Workshop/guidebook on 'Life at University'.
  • Provide ongoing mentorship to university students.

EXPENDITURE

About R250,000.00 p.a. and growing. Overhead costs are less than 8% mainly bank, auditors.

STRENGTHS

  • Run by passionate volunteers with professional backgrounds.
  • 92% of all donations spent on student support.
  • Stringent selection criteria.
  • Maintain close contact/mentoring with all university students.

SUCCESSES

>95% pass rate built on trust, hard work by students, mentoring support and continued contact (compared to national average of about 30%).

GREATEST NEEDS

More donations to

- extend our reach to additional schools and university students

- to provide extra mathematics tuition