welcome to

raise the children

WE EDUCATE ORPHANS AND UNLEASH LEADERS

 

our mission

It falls to us

We empower rural South African orphans through quality education to become thriving servant-leaders poised to transform their communities and country.

Our work

Our Impact

R60k

Annual spend

We spend more than R 63,000 ($4,450) per year for each scholar in our program.

100+

Scholarships provided

We've been priviledged to support many orphans since our inception.

10+

Years of service

We have been serving orphaned children and unleashing leaders since 2012.

 

the background

Our story

In 2008 Neil and Lesego founded Raise the Children(RTC). Lesego, being an orphan herself, has always had a deep desire to give back to the community that raised her, and so has Neil, who wanted to effectively and sustainably give back to the country.

The couple, together with the RTC community, strive to empower the many orphans in South Africa that share Lesego's story.

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Steps

the process

How we work

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Identify

We identify & vet families who are raising orphans and support all the children in the family. We also accept applications from local education champions for orphans that show high potential.

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Interview

Each scholar must complete an extensive interview process and tests, which measure drive & leadership potential before being accepted into the scholar program.

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Select

Selected scholars are sponsored from grade 8 to 12 & are enrolled with our partner schools. We provided them with everything required for boarding school success.

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Mentor

We pair sponsored scholars with mentors who assist them with adjusting to their academic work, spiritual growth and personal development.

Student bursaries

Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 2012, RTC has provided bursaries to over 100 orphans &
count students of the University of Pretoria, Wits University, Rhodes University and
University of North West among its graduates.

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our people

The Team

Our team is made up of savvy entrepreneurs, industry experts and great leaders bringing years of experience to Raise the Children and contributing tirelessly to make our mission a success.

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our heroes

Teaching Fellowship

We make core investments in high quality education for the orphans and vulnerable children by recruiting international college graduates to teach at our partner schools for one year.

This recruitment enriches the schools of South Africa with strong teachers, and in turn, receive scholarships for our scholars to attend these private schools for free.


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