The Dreamers' Fund
For many young people living in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, having a dream is a luxury that many of them cannot afford or allow themselves to have.
Even before COVID-19 made things
worse, many young people did not
finish school, some did not manage to learn to read or write and up to 76% of them did not find work of any kind.
What we do...
The first activity that Ubunye does in the Ikamva Lolutsha Programme with young people in rural communities in the Eastern Cape is
ENCOURAGE THEM TO DREAM
Then through the Ikamva Lolutsha Programme, Ubunye uses a combination of training, mentoring and facilitating to ensure that their dreams become a reality.
Since April 2021, Ubunye has trained
over 47 young women - assisting them to:
DREAM - BUILD A LIFE PLAN - GET ON TRACK to making their dreams come true
But often these young people need more than a helping hand to get them on track.
They also need 'seed money' to start them off
like travel to that job interview, books for the new catering course or a computer for the internet cafe business they are starting.
Ubunye has started
The DREAMERS' FUND
Ikamva Lolutsha members prepare a Life Plan and submit it to the Dreamers Fund.
A team of external and interval assessors then select those who will receive the fund based on their Life Plan and a whole array of agreed criteria.
The successful Ikamva Lolutsha members then receive seed money of up to R3000 at intervals according to their plan.
You can contribute to
The DREAMERS' FUND
& give more young dreams a solid start...
Ubunye Foundation commits to:
A direct link for you to see what your support is achieving. through blogs, live links, and opportunities to visit the young people
Train and mentor all Ikamva Lolutsha members ensuring they all Reach for their Dreams,Create a Life Plan and Get on Track
Mentor and follow-up all Ikamva Lolutsha members ensuring they get support in overcoming the challenges in following their plan and celebrating their successes
Oversee the working of the Dreamers' Fund ensuring the fund grows to support more Ikamva Lolutsha members and that they all have an equal and fair chance of getting seed money to start their journey