Tertiary education is prohibitively expensive and young women who are academically-competent are forced to stay at home while they apply for funding or jobs in order to earn an income to pay for their education. This causes frustration and unnecessary delays for their personal development. Financial constraints are the main reason for the low enrolment and high drop-out rates at university. We fundraise for sponsorship that covers tuition, textbooks, accommodation, a laptop and living allowance for any undergraduate degree. All of our beneficiaries are first-generation graduates. We are passionate about seeing young women make uninterrupted transitions from high school, to university and ultimately the world of work.
We provide our beneficiaries with study loan, bursary, learnership and job application forms and assist them with the completion and submission of these forms. Since our girls come from communities that are digitally-excluded, this is done by photocopying opportunities from various newspapers and giving these opportunities to the RCL captain in each grade as well as the heads of Life Orientation at each school. We also circulate various opportunities on Facebook and Twitter .
Our long-term objective is to finance the higher education of young women directly.