In 2012, we installed our first single-level LaunchPad video mentoring computer lab in Alexandra township.
Since then, our Net Buddy mentees have exceeded all expectations (especially their own) to earn success in school and obtain a good job. Like Alfred who is starting a budding career as a tour guide, Koketso who helps others learn to manage their finances, Delphina who is in Human Resources, Johannes and Ayanda who both work in financial and insurance services, and Elsina who is an electrical engineer.
None of their journeys are easy – which is what makes them such great role models for all of Alexandra’s teens that follow. With their examples, the ongoing commitment from our local partners, and most importantly YOUR HELP, we want to Amp Up Alex!
What does it take to Amp Up Success in Alex?
First, we need to Amp up the single-level LaunchPad to a double-decker LaunchPad with 7 privacy booths and 15 open workstations: that’s access to 22 computers and the Internet that Alex teens won’t have without your help! And then we will train and connect hundreds more Net Buddy mentees with Video Mentors of their own.
$500 will sponsor a Net Buddy mentee & Video Mentor for one year.
$365 will provide a computer for Net Buddy mentees to connect with their Video Mentors.
$100 will provide one month of computer lab access for 35 students.
$50 will set up a workstation (desk, chair, cabling, wiring, etc.)
$25 will provide a headset for Net Buddy mentees to use during video conversations.
Today we ask you to help us raise $48,735 to Amp up Alex. The first $15,000 will add the second story to make a double-decker LaunchPad video mentoring computer lab. The rest will buy computers, headsets, chairs and then train, match, and support the next 50 Net Buddy mentees and their 50 Video Mentors. This year we’ll double our Net Buddies And next year we’ll double them again until we reach our goal.
What happens after that? They get a chance at life.
With one person who continually shows up for them and believes in them, it changes everything.
They work hard in high school. They go to college.
They get a job. A good job.
And this successful journey towards becoming a functioning adult in society inspires the younger generation of brothers and sisters into believing that they too have a chance. That the existence they currently see before them does not define their future. That there is someone out there who cherishes and believes in them too. Who doesn't give up on them. And that, makes all the difference.
So please, help us Amp Up Alex by making a donation today. Thank you!