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Fund The Future

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Global Teachers Institute is seeking support for our 80 teacher interns in our Future Leaders Programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to:

  • Provide a food security grant to interns in households who have lost income
  • Provide a laptop or tablet to each intern with data to enable them to submit UNISA assignments on time
  • Reach out to our interns with weekly online academic support and professional development sessions

Our core programme, Future Leaders, is an innovative model for training new teachers from underresourced townships and rural areas through paid internships in schools, allowing students to earn money and get valuable work experience while doing their B.Ed. degree via distance learning through UNISA. The programme has over 80 interns at 20 schools throughout South Africa.

Like many organisations, COVID-19 and the current lockdown has affected the way we work, and highlighted the deep inequities in our society: 87% of our interns have felt a negative financial impact as members of their households are no longer earning an income.

Also, with schools currently not operating due to the lockdown, many of our interns only have their phones to access the internet, making submitting assignments to UNISA difficult.  GTI is also currently unable to run the weekly academic and professional development support sessions we used to run at schools.

By supporting this campaign, you will help ensure that these aspiring teachers have the necessary additional support for food and access to technology to focus on making this challenging year a success for them, both academically and professionally, 

Make your pledge today to help Fund the Future.   

Donations

  • May 08, 2020 - USD $ 56.69
  • "GTI has been such an integral part of my learning journey! This small offering expresses my deep gratitude and my hope for the future." - Amelia Herbert

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 137.52
  • "Happy to support such an important venture" - The Marriott Family

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Proud to be associated with GTI and this initiative!

    " - Judy

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep your dedication and hope alive. Thank you for your service." - Sikose Mjali

  • Apr 25, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Glad to support future teachers. We need you. " - Devika Narsai

  • Apr 23, 2020 - USD $ 106.96
  • "Happy to help the GTI interns" - Meg and Brian Cooper

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 527.14
  • "Stay safe and keep your dreams alive!" - The Gardner Family

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 45.02
  • "supporting responsible and committed teachers - future leaders in changing education!" - The Nigel Richard Family

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Inspiring reslience, fortitude and respinsiveness!" - Nigel

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "South Africa needs teachers. Education is key" - Caleb Jacobs

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 56.35
  • "I hope this helps support LEAP schools and teachers. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 112.70
  • "Great idea! Happy to support." - Martin and Judith

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Together we can lessen the divide" - In memory of Sudhir Mathura

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We need these Future Leaders in our schools " - Hassiena

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 86.64
  • "Stay safe! " - Lucy

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 54.75
  • "Glad to help provide access" - Shaneeka

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 58.04
  • "A wonderful cause!!!!" - margie and larry

  • Apr 07, 2020 - USD $ 10.60
  • "Important to bridge the digital divide - - real action..."ACCESS is the new gateway to learning!"" - John

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "All the best" - Sindi

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 145 539.60

Fundraising target

R 240 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 115 300.00
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GTI creates school-based learning opportunities in partnership with universities and schools for selected aspiring teachers to earn financial, academic and professional support, coupled with human development and practical experience in order to become a global teacher.