Golden Future Project
- By: Teresa Steyn
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/golden-future-project
I am the fundraiser for a student-run society at the University of Cape Town known as Golden Future Project (GFP). GFP was initiated in 2008 and has just completed its 10th year as a non-profit, volunteering project which aims to provide additional tutoring and mentorship to learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. The society involves approximately 60 volunteers who tutor up to 200 learners per year.
We work to achieve this aim by:
- Holding 2-hour tutoring sessions on a Saturday where we provide food and transport to students from Matthew Goniwe High and Usazaso Secondary High School in Khayelitsha.
- Bringing together UCT students as tutors and mentors with the dedicated high school learners from Khayelitsha, in a warm and engaging space to learn more.
- Holding presentations, workshops and talks to inspire and educate learners on skills and opportunities outside of the learning curriculum e.g. computer lab sessions and career talks.
Funds raised will help cover:
Transport R10 per learner per session on average
The project provides train fare on return for each learner. However, alternative forms of transport are deployed should trains not be operating. This amounts to approximately R10 000 per semester.
Food: 1-2 sandwiches and fruits per learner per session
Currently the project has received the help of university residences’ food drives for most sessions. Due to protests in residences in the past, we anticipate the project cannot entirely depend on the drives alone and require around R3 000 for the year to cater for the learners during such off-periods.
Stationary: Pens, pencils, exam pads and calculators.
During the sessions, we have found that a great shortage of calculators leads to groups of five to seven learners sharing one calculator. Access to stationary would largely improve the efficiency of the sessions and learner motivation.
- Feb 04, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Keep going guys (GFP rep 2014)" - Nick
- Jan 30, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Good work everyone!" - Ness
- Jan 17, 2019 - USD $ 38.42
- "Hope this reaches its goal. Good luck! " - Liam
- Jan 08, 2019 - R 210.00
- "All the best" - J
- Dec 30, 2018 - R 205.64
- "All the best for your fundraising and well done for making a difference! " - Olivia De Villiers
- Dec 28, 2018 - R 308.46
- "Keep up the good work" - Carol and Jono
- Dec 21, 2018 - R 100.00
- "Best of luck for your studies to the GFP learners!" - Veronica
- Dec 19, 2018 - USD $ 73.29
- "Such an incredible initiative! More than happy to support this!" - Michela
- Dec 19, 2018 - R 210.00
- "All the best with this amazing initiative!" - Cassidy
- Dec 17, 2018 - USD $ 36.55
- "This looks like a great project and if great benefit to those involved. . " - Clara
- Dec 15, 2018 - R 514.10
- "All the best with the fund raiser :)" - Zi
- Dec 14, 2018 - R 507.50
- "Best wishes for another good year!!" - Kathy
- Dec 12, 2018 - R 101.50
- "Great work! " - Amy
- Dec 12, 2018 - R 200.00
- "All the best to the Golden Future Learners!" - Teresa
- Dec 11, 2018 - USD $ 36.57
- "All the best for a great cause!" - Phil & Clara
- Dec 11, 2018 - R 507.50
- "An awesome initiative for an excellent project - best of luck!" - Dan
- Dec 11, 2018 - R 310.00
- "Glad I can be a part of this in a small way." - Triplet
- Dec 10, 2018 - R 205.64
- "Good work! " - Anonymous
- Dec 10, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Thank you to Golden Future Project for giving up your time to assist others." - Pieter
- Dec 09, 2018 - R 514.10
- "This is a great initiative! Good luck :D" - Emily