What is our goal and why are we here?
Education has the power to change lives. It is fundamental to personal development and societal growth. Yet many children and young adults in poor communities lack resources to seek a proper education. We help underprivileged children and young adults get a formal education, through the financial support of individuals and corporations. We also help match our students with mentors from the corporate world.
We believe an education can pull entire generations out of poverty, and that when we provide a scholarship to one student the trickle down effect is life-changing for their family and direct community.
"100 of our scholars have already graduated and have moved on to paid employment or further education. In just four years we have provided 726 years of education."
How it works?
We aim to assist under-privileged children and young adults who wish to pursue their studies at the tertiary level. These are often students aged 18 and above who have completed primary and secondary school. These individuals usually do not continue to the tertiary phase of their education as they lack the financial means, or need to start work to support their families.
How can you help?
Make a donation. Every donation big of small makes a difference.
Organise a fundraising initiative
Become a mentor.
Pass it on: run a training/skills seminar for our scholars
Spread the word: post a link to AkarakA on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature.
Our average scholarship awarded is $1000 per annum. The average scholarship duration is four years (the length of a degree program). Scholarships cover various expenses incurred by the students that are a barrier to entry for their education, for example; travel costs, books, accommodation and materials required for the course.
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