We know graduating from college or university and finding meaningful employment are two achievements that can have a profound impact on one person’s life. Consider the long-term impact that person can then have on his or her family and community. It’s endless.
Since we opened our doors, scholarships have been one of our priorities. We quickly learned that helping students through college or university—whether in the U.S. or South Africa—takes more than handing them a check. We develop close relationships with our students so we know firsthand what they need. With an understanding of their needs and the use of our own technology, we’re able to provide ongoing support to address the emotional, lifestyle, and financial challenges that could derail their education.
Our scholars are divided by thousands of miles and cultural realities, but they share a tenacity and common desire for a better life. A better life for themselves, their families and their neighbors and communities. That one degree affects many lives.
And we’re seeing the fruits of this hard work as our scholars are graduating at a rate 80 percent, and counting.