Ubuntu Education Fund

by Ubuntu Partners Trust
Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund

Summary

Since 2012 this fund has educated /trained 26 orphaned and vulnerable youth in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Providing education has been recognized as powerful in mitigating factors of orphanhood and poverty. High performing but impoverished or orphaned youth are referred by teachers and local leaders for eligibility. Our experienced, local, multi cultural team awards funding. Each student has a mentor who provides close support and advice, mitigating personal risk.

$50,000
total goal
$33,471
remaining
40
donors
12
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The towns and informal tribal areas covered by this project are marked by high unemployment and challenged community cohesion. Impoverished families, orphaned or foster children with caretakers are typically unable to afford tertiary education or training for an independent future. Migration to large cities in search of low skill jobs drains community assets and talent.

Solution

Providing funding for tertiary training or university ensures motivated, ambitious high school learners will be qualified to enter the job market, thereby providing income for them and their families. Advocacy by our network of mentors improves the chance for a job in a chronically high unemployment ethos.

Long-Term Impact

50- 75 youth will acquire skills enabling them to be productively employed, thereby supporting family or foster-peer network. Close mentoring and family-like support hopefully contributes to their return to this rural area, thereby greatly improving local stability and upward development.

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Organization Information

Ubuntu Partners Trust

Location: Winterton 3340, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @n/a
Project Leader:
Barbara Borgman
Winterton 3340 , KwaZulu Natal South Africa
$16,529 raised of $50,000 goal
 
220 donations
$33,471 to go
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