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From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Tomorrow Trust

Entered in Education

About this entry

In 2005, Kim Normand Dobrin, founded Tomorrow Trust. Tomorrow Trust uses a unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY). Through an innovative approach to integrative holistic education and development, Tomorrow Trust nurtures the potential of each individual. Tomorrow Trust works exclusively with orphans, and vulnerable children and youth to provide integrated education and holistic support in a sustainable manner, thereby enabling these young learners to focus on their education and access opportunities they would otherwise be denied.We do this by focusing on providing additional academic support to children in school (Grade R to Grade 12) via Holiday and Saturday School Programmes as well as supporting tertiary aspirations via our Post-Secondary Programme.

Our primary objective is to provide this integrated academic and holistic support to as many learners and students as possible in South Africa as well as to create & spread awareness of the incredible work that Tomorrow Trust is doing.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Tomorrow Trust implements a unique model that ensures that orphaned and vulnerable children and youth are equipped with tools that will enable them to succeed despite the challenges they face in the education system. Tomorrow Trust currently assists over 2000 beneficiaries.

Tomorrow Trust focuses on the individual student, township school teacher support, give back from teachers working in other areas, qualified graduates to be employed to strengthening the economy and society. We partner with other NGO's, schools, Government and the Private sector to implement our work successfully.

Our programs provide the best supportive holistic education for our beneficiaries. All our learners are inspired to learn and develop. Through our Junior and Senior Holiday and Saturday school programme we have an integrated approach to education and the development of each child we provide educators who are highly qualified and are motivated to teach; through our various partner school we conduct our programs in environments that are conducive to learning; we provide 3 nutritional meals daily to our learners during the programme and ensure that they have all the materials that will ensure that they succeed.

In our Post-Secondary Programme, tertiary level we focus on supporting our students both psycho – socially and academically to ensure that they reach their full potential. Currently the dropout rate in first year at South African universities is 50% however due to the intense and holistic support Tomorrow Trust has experienced an average of only 2.4% drop out rate in the past 11 years.

We ensure that our graduates not only have qualifications but are socially conscious, politically aware and want to be positive and active members of the South African society.

In 11 years we have 221 Alumni that have graduated through the Tomorrow Trust, all holding various qualifications allowing them to be self – sustainable. These alumni have broken the poverty cycle in their families and are now role models and leaders in their communities. 90% of our Alumni are employed in a country where the employment rate among youth is 36.9%. Through our work we have empowered them to be active members of the South African Economy.

Results

Tomorrow Trust currently impacts over 2000 children and youth.We have 21 Golden Key members. Golden Key is an international non-profit organisation which recognises academic excellence. Golden Key offers life-time membership by invitation only. It recognises students who are part of the top 15% of academic achievers at their specific institution. Our Current Grade 8,9, 10, 11 & 12 learners have been with Tomorrow Trust since Grade R (K1).No other organisations have the full process and journey of the child – Tomorrow Trust has a retention rate of over 92% which other organisations have not proven or achieved. The Tomorrow Trust Grade 12's of 2016 achieved 96% National Senior Certificate pass compared to the South African National Pass rate of 76.2%. Of the 96% who achieved the National Senior Certificate pass, 78% of them qualified for entry into university; where the national statistics show that only 21% of South African Grade 12 learners qualified for university. Tomorrow Trust has produced 388 National Senior Learners of that 298 have received a bachelor pass and 62 achieving a diploma pass. 55% of students who entered into South African higher education institutions will not complete their degree.Tomorrow Trust dropout rate is only 2.4%. .Only 15% of South African students who enter into a tertiary qualification will complete on time. 84.2% of Tomorrow Trust beneficiaries have processed to the next year without adding time to their qualification duration.

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