Infinite Family will provide Black unemployed and undereducated young adults alternative ways to complete high school and obtain college and university degrees in the townships where they live. Sponsoring students study online reverses racist apartheid-era policies, eliminates transportation and remote living costs, and advances economic independence for young Black adults by increasing the potential that students will finish courses and obtain or create new job opportunities for themselves.
25 years post-apartheid, most Black South African teens grow up attending substandard schools, with no or only intermittent electricity to study, and no safe, dependable public transportation to other options. Only 14 in every 100 students complete high school and qualify for college/university. Only a couple will finish college. Without better education, they are limited to unpredictable, back-breaking daily labor and are unable to break this cycle or succeed in the 21st century workplace.
Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Education is also the most sure way to eliminate poverty. Staying in high school doubles a person's lifetime earnings. Getting a college degree increases earning power by 500% and provides stability and economic independence. Using technology to bring more education solutions into the communities where students live dramatically increases their chance to succeed and their options to earn higher income.
Every Black South African student who achieves advanced education and a good job supports up to fifteen (15) siblings and extended family members. Giving young adults more flexibility and ways to obtain qualified skills and knowledge makes opportunities available that were previously not due to racist apartheid policies. Black adults with good, stable jobs then become the role models for younger students to finish school and replace the cycle of poverty with success and self-reliance.
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