BENEFITING: Imagine Scholar Inc
This year, I am honoured to be interning with Imagine Scholar!
Imagine Scholar is a non-profit, intensive 4 year after-school program based in Nkomazi, South Africa. It exists to provide creative mentorship and guidance to select students, who needlessly suffer due to the restraints of SA's underfunded public school system. Motivated students are therefore unable to fulfil their academic potential, go to university, let alone become the future leaders and community builders that the region so desperately needs. This is where Imagine Scholar comes in.
The Imagine Scholar program builds on the principles of improving communication skills, inflicting positive community change via internally developed social projects, and honing each and every student's individual character - enabling them to become the powerful force for change of the next generation.
Many participating students come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, where ubiquitous poverty limits their options. Students are given the chance to develop critical thinking skills, English language skills, abstract reasoning ability and explore creatively, guided by their love of learning. Here, students are constantly supported and encouraged in a safe environment. Through this journey, Scholars are able to couple their learned skills and passions together, and apply this to real-life entrepreneurship and leadership projects, allowing for positive and tangible immediate change in their communities. The partnership of facilitating the students via promoting their innate desire to 'do-good', whilst practically building on their tools to succeed, creates a strong, educational foundation from which empowerment - rather than charity - can take place.
Following this fundraiser, I hope to visit and work for Imagine Scholar, offering what I can to help the cause.
Any amount helps; whether it's for school equipment or to sponsor a child for a year, your generosity will MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Please visit www.imaginescholar.org for more information, and THANK YOU for donating and being part of this amazing organisation!