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RTC offers multiple ways for anyone to get involved in changing the story of orphans in South Africa and unleashing the potential of the country's future leaders. 

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A story of great results

Lindiwe's Story

Lindiwe Mputle lost her mother a few years ago. A family from Lindiwe's church decided to take her in. We found out about her and sent her to a private school in her new community of Randfontein.

After Lindiwe passed the high school exit exam in 2011, we then helped her enroll in Life Healthcare's nurse training program. Life Healthcare is the largest private school operator in South Africa. They can't find enough nurses, so they're training 1,300 in their own school.

Lindiwe is being paid more than R 7,500 ($500) per month to study full time and become a registered nurse in 4 years. Upon graduation, she was guaranteed a job working in a Life Healthcare facility for
R 30,000 ($2000) per month


"Today we spend about R 40,000 ($2,500) per year for each scholar we sponsor.

After only 4 years in operation, we were achieving a university admission rate of more than 50%, versus a national average of less than 5% for black youth. 

Our long-term job placement rates are even higher.

Looking Beyond

We believe that exposure to other cultures and perspectives broadens the mind and enriches personal experiences.

For many scholars, coming to school in Gauteng is a taste of the world. We want to extend that taste beyond Gauteng, to include the whole world, whether that means a variety of professions or exposure to individuals and families from all over the world

Long Term Focus

We're not focused on short term solutions, but are seeking outstanding long term returns on our investments. 

What does this mean?
It means that we track lots of data.

1. How healthy are the relationships our children have with their family members?
2. How are they doing in school?
3. What happens after our program participants graduate?

We are deeply committed to making sure that all of the funds spent on our children help them become mature, independent, generous adults with skills and jobs - all at the lowest possible cost

Measuring Success

How do we measure success?

By tracking the employment of our alumni, as well as their continued support of RTC.

RTC draws connections between the great local resources already embedded in African communities.

We invest heavily in education, breaking the bottleneck of poor education in these communities in order to achieve transforming outcomes for orphans & vulnerable children.

RTC seeks to reduce waste and boost return on your social investment by partnering with people & institutions that can deliver outcomes.


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Mentor a scholar

RTC is looking for committed individuals who want to serve our community as mentors.

We are looking for individuals who have the desire and interest to work with us to empower and develop our scholars to become the futures leaders in their respective fields and communities

Mentor requirements

Passionate about engaging with youth
Commitment to mentor a scholar for a minimum of a full year.
See the scholar consistently as agreed upon by both  the mentor and the scholars
Attend two training sessions offered by Raise the Children