Provide tutoring services to disadvantaged youth.



Secondary school learners from the South African township of Khayelitsha can receive free tutoring from a local community center in the areas of English, math, biology, and physical science

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

These students come from an environment that features daily violence, glaring poverty, and inferior education. The schooling they receive is provided by caring but under resourced teachers and if they are fortunate enough to get a scholarship and attend a university they are competing against students who've had an education similar to an American student. These students do not have books, materials or computers in their homes. Programs such as this attempt to level that playing field.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will unite the skills of volunteer tutors with eager learners in an after school environment. The tutors will receive training, transport and materials will be provided for the center to include books, question papers, and technology.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will enhance the goal of the Shawco centers to provide tutoring for 800 learners during the school year, resulting in higher scores on their examination papers and admission to the elite universities of South Africa.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $100

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $100 .  The original project funding goal was $7,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Andrew Gomez

Zion, IL United States

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