Many children in South Africa face daily struggles caused by the effects of poverty, HIV/AIDS and a soaring unemployment rate. Scores of children are today still unable to attend school because of a lack of basic day to day school necessities. The NYDA believes that walking to school barefoot, with an empty school bag is not how young scholars should be ushered into the future.
Going to school shouldn’t be a challenge for you! It’s your human right! The NYDA CEO, Mr Khathu Ramukumba, recalls the days when his own family could not afford items such as school shoes, uniforms and stationery.
It is on that sentiment that the NYDA CEO is proud to announce the establishment of the Education Enablers Fund. With Education lives can be improved, the poverty cycle can be broken and people can lead sustainable livelihoods.
This new Fund will identify and help young scholars, of rural based schools, who are in need of basic day to day necessities required to attend school such as school uniforms/shoes, writing material and book bags.
The first phase of the fund will be implemented in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Limpopo and in the Eastern Cape, to rural based schools, which are classified by the Department of basic education as under resourced.
Qualifying criteria for young scholars to access these support is as follows:
- Young people within ages 14 – 19 (school going age)
- In Grades 8 – 12 in a public school
- Both parents unemployed/underemployed
- Child-headed households
- Children with disability
- Applications can be made by a school, a learner, or a parent/guardian.
How do I access this fund?
Click here to download the Education Enablers Application form. Application form must be accompanied with a motivational letter which clearly indicates the learners need. Forward the application form, together with the motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org