Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland via Crowdrise
January 06, 2012
Corey Johnson wrote -
This Holiday season I'm trying to raise enough money to support Prince Shabalala's entire education for 2012. This includes: school fees, school uniform, Imagine Scholar class costs, 2 field trips, food packages, and anything else he needs to go after his dreams. For $924 we can change the life of a really special young man.
More about Imagine Scholar:
Imagine Scholar provides unique, personalized education to promising youth in South Africa’s disadvantaged Nkomazi region. We strive to effect profound change on individual lives and empower the next generation of African leaders through creative, multidimensional development. Imagine Scholar aspires not to help students merely get by, but to give them the tools to be the difference makers of their generation and bring lasting change to their communities.
Imagine Scholar’s primary program is the Imagine Academy, an intensive four-year mentorship program for select secondary school students. Students attend class at the Imagine Academy twice a week after school. We also offer academic assistance and personal support outside of class to ensure that students have every opportunity to excel. The Imagine Academy welcomed its first class of five students in July 2010 and accepted its second class of ten 9th graders in March 2011. Going forward, we will admit ten 9th graders each year, building to a total enrollment of 40 scholars preparing for professional achievement and success in the wider world. We envision a network of current and former Imagine Scholars fostering each other’s growth and acting as inspirational examples for the community.