Help South African H.S. Grads Attend College

by Christel House International
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Summary

This project will provide South African high school grads with an opportunity to escape the poverty of squatter camps and townships through higher education, vocational training and job placement.
$25,000
total goal
$23,305
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Educational and economic Apartheid traps millions of South African youth. Half of all students drop out before finishing high school. Only 50% of black grads pass the critical "matric" exam, which determines university/ vocational school admission. "Coloureds" (mixed race) pass at 76%, but 99% of whites pass. Only 10% of graduates-all races-qualify for university, and although they make up 80% of the population, only 1 in 20 black students obtains a university degree. Education creates equality.

Solution

100% of Christel House graduates passed the matric exam; 77% qualified for university bursaries, but cannot afford the incidental expenses further studies require. We support their efforts with transportation, meals, supplies, workshops/ counseling.

Long-Term Impact

When the disenfranchised are empowered, they will change their communities and countries. Although only 30-60 graduate each year, our students know they must make the world a better place, which in turn creates an exponential "multiplier effect."

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.christelhouse.org
Christel House International's global activities
Christel House South Africa's local activities
Christel House Facebook Page
Christel House Blog

Organization Information

Christel House International

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.Christelhouse.org
Project Leader:
Bobbi Bosch
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
$1,695 raised of $25,000 goal
 
24 donations
$23,305 to go
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