Masiphumelele and Ocean View
Masiphumelele is a predominately black township on the Cape Peninsula while Ocean View is home to a community of colored people, a term that refers to a mixed race ethnic group in South Africa. Each community has its own distinctive culture and history, but both have significant challenges when it comes to educational opportunities.
According to the Unesco Institute for Statistics, South African literacy rates rose to 88% in 2007, but many black and colored communities continue to lag behind, having inherited an educational system damaged by the structured inequality of apartheid. Students in these communities face an educational system that fails to meet their needs in subjects like maths, science, and English. Inadequate funding and a lack of qualified teachers compound the problem.
By providing scholarships for well-qualified high school students in these two communities, we make higher education accessible to students who desire to attend university, but face difficulties in financing that education.