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Funding money for education in Africa

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Helping Fund Education in Africa ...

Little is known about the increasing plight in Africa surrounding Education. The continent of Africa is one of the richest in mineral resources yet the majority of its people are struggling to survive. Why are the people not benefitting from many riches which Africa is renowned for... the answer is the lack of education! Most African countries provide a basic education to their people but not at a tertiary level, so these countries are not growing economically and are constantly seeking aid from developed countries.

The eagerness to learn is ever apparent amongst the youth but beyond the elementary stage, Africa’s children have very little chance of gaining any form of tertiary degree be this via a college or a university. How do we start to train the youth of Africa with the necessary skills to enter the work force and improve their lifestyles?

Most children can only dream, in spite of the fact that they might be brilliant academics, they may never venture further than their village, let alone travel to study at a University ... trained doctors are scarce, due to lack of funding to train them.

The Star Fish philosophy is one that can make a difference because if everyone who reads this message contributes “something” towards education in Africa ...it will make a difference!

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement. She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!” The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

Let’s make a difference in the children of Africa’s lives and give them an education to enable them to bring their skills back to Africa to be the doctor, the engineer, the businessman, the accountant, the teacher, the scientist .... as the story of the Starfish captures our hearts, so should this story of our children of Africa. These children are eager to study and many sit at night under the light of a candle or torch studying in rural areas where there is no electricity and where classes are housed in make shit buildings on in the open, computers are a rarity. Many of these children are orphaned due to their parents dying of aids and there is very little chance of them achieve their dreams ...therefore we ask for help and every little bit helps! Let us explain how you can help...

What do we provide...
Due to the shortage of Higher Education Institutes in Africa, we have travelled extensively throughout the world looking for alternate study options which are available at affordable costs and has developed an extensive portfolio of institutions offering students an alternate College or University education at affordable prices. These institutions can absorb the many thousands of students seeking higher education. .

We are able to...
• provide an existing reputable presence throughout the region
• have a commitment to excellence
• have over 20 years of sales, marketing and recruitment experience working in Africa
• run marketing campaigns throughout the year to provide awareness of alternate and affordable study options which exist globally
• provides valued career counselling to all students
• offers a diverse and select programme choice to cater to every student’s needs
• provides international orientation prior to travel

The rewards and life skills gained from this student experience are immense! These include an internationally accredited diploma and/or degree, international work experience, a global student experience, the opportunity to travel abroad and network with students from all corners of the globe and bring valued skills back to Africa.

We are looking for funds to....

• increase awareness of our valued services throughout the region
• train up more counsellors
• most importantly to provide funding and scholarships to deserving students to study and achieve their goals

We invite you to become part of this exciting project and to make a difference in the lives of the children of Africa, providing them with the education they yearn for, equipping them to become leaders in whatever field they are talented in, to return to Africa with valued global life skills which will effectively help them contribute towards improving their family’s standard of living and inevitably making their countries more self sufficient.

Thank you for reading our story and we thank you in anticipation of your kind donation towards this meaningful project.

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