Renata Knittel Kommel wrote -
Hi everyone! Welcome to my Crowdrise page!
My name is Renata and I recently joined Imagine Scholar, a non-profit educational development program for promising students in the disadvantaged rural Nkomazi region of South Africa.
How does Imagine Scholar work?
We identify students who have the most potential and the greatest desire to see and drive change in their communities. Once selected, these students enter into a lifelong commitment to transform themselves and their communities.
The program includes personalized academic tutoring, computer and technology training, university and career mentorship, coverage of school supplies and access to clean drinking water and nutritious food. With its focus on enhancing critical thinking, character development, effective communication and English proficiency, it empowers the next generation and creates a pathway for them to excel in university, succeed professionally and become the force for local sustainable change.
Here are a few recent Imagine Scholar achievements:
- 1st place in the “Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education”;
- 100% university pass rate;
- 5 students were selected to attend the Yale Young Global Scholar’s program in 2016.
What will I be doing?
Alongside this fundraising campaign, I will travel to the rural Nkomazi region for a month to work on-site with Imagine Scholar. I will be working directly with the students as a mentor, running workshops and assisting the organization's administrative needs.
I am proud to have this opportunity and I hope you'll join hands with me and help Nkomazi youth reach their full potential and change the future of their village!
My goal is to raise $5,000 by July 1st. Any donation, small or large, will support the program and help a child attend Imagine Scholar.
$5 buys one book
$35 feeds an Imagine Scholar for a month
$48 provides clean drinking water for a month
$85 provides wireless Internet for a month
$1200 fully sponsors an Imagine Scholar for a full year
To learn more about Imagine Scholar and the great work they do, please visit imaginescholar.org or check out my blog for more updates.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!