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E3 works with local partners to bring transformation to communities affected by poverty, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and COVID-19 in Southern Africa. Our partners understand the challenges and issues first-hand and how to respond in a sustainable way. We empower their leaders through training and financial support to respond to the social issues around them. In particular, E3 helps enable HIV support initiatives, microfinance to improve livelihoods, support for orphaned and vulnerable children to attend school and thrive, and workshops to help stop gender-based violence and support for those affected.
Orphaned and vulnerable children work so hard when they are supported by E3's Back to School programme. They have big dreams for their future, but often they miss going on to university because they don't have the necessary information to apply and cannot afford the registration fee.
£218 enables a South African student to register at university. They then receive a full scholarship for their tuition fees and living expenses through the university Access programme. The fee must be paid for each year of their studies. This year E3 hopes to support 15 students.
Back to School children can never afford that fee so E3 is raising money to cover registration each year for the duration of their course and running careers expos in their communities to help them apply and be successful.
Your support will help Back to School students escape the cycle of poverty, achieve their career dreams and support their families.
Find out more about the difference your support can make at [https://e3initiative.org/post-school-support]
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Why it is worthwhile to help Back to School students study at university …
“Students on the Access programme [i.e. those from a disadvantaged background] do better in their studies than students on the mainstream programme.
National Statistics reports that only 30% of students that do mainstream studies finish on time, 50% drop out, 20% vanish in the system.
About 90% of students that start with the Access programme graduate on time, 50% reach postgraduate and 10% can do PhDs.
The access programme qualifications were the second highest after medical school qualifications in terms of education output and graduation rates.”
Mr Feruzi Ngwamba, Access Programme Co-ordinator and Community Liaison Officer of the College of Humanities, UKZN