Izulu Orphan Projects’ primary focus is education. Once our orphans are registered, the criteria for our ongoing support are their continued commitment to their education, as well as maintaining a regular relationship with our support staff.
Sinqobile (19) lives with her grandmother, younger brother and two other orphans in rural Mevamhlope. The family survives on R1 600 ($135) per month. Her mother died in 2002 and her father in unknown. Sinqobile’s school reports were outstanding and IOP obtained a full bursary to a local private school, as well as her tertiary education for a BSC in Accounting in 2014. She continues to be supported by IOP financially, and is a shining example of what a young rural child with little to no future prospects can achieve with the right mentorship and guidance.
IOP has a mutually beneficial relationship with the heads and teachers at the 68 rural schools our orphans attend. We visit these schools to follow-up attendance and receive regular feedback from the teachers of 900 school-going orphans on the IOP system.
We are annually committed to:
- The purchasing and distribution of school uniforms and essential school stationary,
- The payment of crèche, primary and high school fees, as well as bursary and funding application assistance,
- Teacher training and guidance,
- Providing finance for educational tours and extra-mural activities.
‘How can I help?’
Education is an essential investment into the future of our country. Funds for school fees, uniforms, donation of stationary and learning equipment, and committing to our ‘Sponsor A Child’ initiative are just some of the ways in which you can change the future of these young children.