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Maharishi Institute - Educating South Africans for jobs

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THE STORY:

AFRICA COLLEGE FUND wrote -

The Maharishi Institute offers its students an internationally accredited business degree while providing them with practical work experience thereby guaranteeing them employment on graduation. In a country where over 60% of the young people are unemployed, a job will ensure a move out of poverty for the graduate and his/her family.

  • Your donation today will help give higher education to more students. $250 will provide a student with full tuition and books for one month, including meals and counseling
  • $50 will cover a student’s transport costs to university each day
  • $20 will provide meals for a month

Your ‘return on social investment’ is between 5,000 to 10,000% - money that is going back into the hands of poor families. Over 70,000 family members are now supported through our graduates.

The Community and Individual Development Association (C.I.D.A.), which founded the Maharishi Institute, has educated over 15,250 unemployed young people ‘out of poverty’ through university and other post-school training: now working in jobs with combined lifetime earnings of about $1.8 billion. 

The organisation has also reached over 500,000 school children with one-week life-skills training.

C.I.D.A. has won multiple awards for innovation in education in South Africa and internationally, such as the Global Education ‘Seedlings of Success’ award, as the most innovative education institution in the whole world under age five in 2010. CEO of the Maharishi Institute, Dr Taddy Blecher has also been recognised by international bodies, such as the World Economic Forum. Through the use of consciousness-based education, which focuses on developing the whole person, the institute is producing young people who can now believe in themselves and the potential that they have to actively contribute to the economy.

How you can help?

We need your help to change the fortunes of many more young people in South Africa. Donate today.

In the words of the great Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”.

$20,102

MONEY RAISED
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  • Peter Rod Falk

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Grandma Willox

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nela Martins

    $20

  • Richard Peycke

     

  • JB

    $30

  • Clare Ballantine

    $10

  • Pamela and Mark

    $10

  • VICKI BROOME

    $10

  • Capcon Foundation

    $5,000

  • DSG

    $50

  • Ben & Bev Voogt

    $40

  • Leonae Blecher

    $10

  • sheila ross

    $50

  • Jill Marchant

    $10

  • Ferdi

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gary and Wendy Kaplan

    $50

  • Lela Falk

    $10

  • Scott Butterfield

    $10

  • Kevin Carmody

    $20

  • Dianne Falk

    $10

  • Miles Falk

    $10

  • Pat Hardigree

    $10

  • Edward Kennedy

    $11

  • Walter Day

    $10

  • William Graeser

    $16

  • David Sinton

     

  • Sharon Sinton

     

  • Bill Berno

     

  • Frank Meade

     

  • Bob Kennedy

    $12

  • Frank Carpenter

    $10

  • Mark Roberts

    $12

  • Lyric and Asher Fergusson

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • b. seal

    $100

  • Olivia Sinton

    $10

  • penner falk

    $10

  • Darjaal

    $10

  • Ralph C. Turner

    $10

  • Mark Blecher

    $10

  • Kolbe & Ansie Anema

    $20

  • Ann Tiernan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Peter Rod Falk

    $51

  • Peter Falk

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tholoana

     

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $8,000

  • Anonymous

    $10

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The Team: $109,671 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tracey Peppler

Amount Raised

$21,300

Fundraiser Title

Annie Blecher

Amount Raised

$20,102

Fundraiser Title

Carla Higgs

Amount Raised

$54

Fundraiser Title

Greg James

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $8,000

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5,000

3 years ago

Tholoana

Tholoana

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Peter Falk

Peter Falk

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Peter Rod Falk

Peter Rod Falk

DONATION: $51

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Ann Tiernan

Ann Tiernan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kolbe & Ansie Anema

Kolbe & Ansie Anema

DONATION: $20

Education of the future. Not only external knowledge, but also developing full consciousness for complete success in life 3 years ago