Empowering youth with Relationships, Resources, and Real experience to be
the change they want to see
Our innovative international e-mentoring program, interACT, focuses on leadership, character and career development for deserving youth in developing countries, incorporating a fully sponsored life-changing trip to NY as part of the mentoring process.
Since 2009 we have mentored 44 youth. 80% have completed their high school education, 45% are continuing their studies in higher education and 45% are meaningfully employed in their communities! Your support goes a long way!
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*11 mentees came to NY February 2-13, 2011 for their NY interACTive experience! Learn more about their life-changing experience!
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This experience has helped me to be patient as it took time for communication between my mentor and me. I learnt how easy it is to connect with someone even if that person is miles away. Through this I know that my background only helps me to make a better person and able to reach out to the next person.
When I got back to South Africa (from New York) I had to face reality and make decisions for my life. I volunteered for five months and I started working shortly after that. I couldn’t start studying immediately because I had to help support my family. I started studying this year at the college of Cape Town.
The programme gave me confirmation for my future career in teaching. I would like to be a motivation to the children in my community and the government schools. In NY I was able to visit some of the schools, experiencing how they teach was great because their systems are more improved than in South Africa. It is very different and I got to see what type of teacher I want to be. I was inspired when I saw the children smiling and wanting us to visit them again filled my heart with joy.
I’ve learnt that my circumstances should not limit my dreams.