What We Do
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. -Proverbs 18:15
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcom X
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
Every year we provide merit-based awards, scholarships, and bursaries to children and youth. In collaboration with stakeholders and school leadership,
we identify students from low-income families who are unable to afford costs related to going to school, Students are asked to apply.
The basic process for evaluating applicants and awarding scholarships is through two selection criteria: Academic performance and financial need.
Our scholarships cover costs like tuition, textbooks and school supplies, equipment, personal expenses, transportation, and examination/ registration/ processing fees.
Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude. - Ralph Marston
Women and Girls
A special fund is set aside annually to specifically support girl child education. We recognize that gender inequality and patriarchal cultural norms continue to impact girls’ access to education.
Without education, girls are more vulnerable to experiencing poverty, child marriage, child labor, and gender-based violence.
Specific programs are designed to educate and empower women to reach self-actualization in seven areas: spiritual, mental, social, educational, physical, economic, and psychological.
We also engage with men and boys by designing programs that encourage them to challenge and change unequal power relationships and address gender inequality.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. - Dean Koontz
Small Business/Skill Acquisition Grant/Loan Disbursement Scheme
People who wish to acquire vocational skills and those with innovative and creative business ideas are encouraged to start and grow their businesses.
In most cases, applicants will need a financial plan showing what it will take to start their business and run it until it can sustain itself. By being able to fund 25 to 50 percent of business applicants show that they are willing to assume risk to achieve success.
Loans, grants and flexible financing solutions are available to support and empower young people to harness their talents and impact their sphere of influence.
We also organize a range of activities like coaching, lectures, workshops and seminars that educate youth on how to overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market.
Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive. - Jean Chatzky
Working closely with community leaders, churches, individuals, we identify low-income families in dire need and support with gift cards, food and personal care items, clothing and rent assistance.