Note that the Active Learning Drive has been renamed to the Active Education Fund.
As part of education development in South Africa, we are proud to introduce a new charity drive that will serve to enrich children’s lives with knowledge that will make them live better lives.
The Active Learning Drive is a small step that brings us into this new territory, and may grow in the future. Our current start-up plan is to donate various books to our beneficiaries, bringing learning to the home. The books will focus on education for the different age groups that these beneficiaries look after.
One of the biggest concerns in South Africa is the quality of children’s education, or lack thereof. Unfortunately, this problem is mostly seen within disadvantaged communities across the country. In addition, and as we have seen in 2012, even those who do have access to public education don’t get their text books and other learning material on time.
“In South Africa there are many signs that show that there is a crisis in education. With high enrolment rates each year, and increasingly poor grade 12 output, it is clear that more concentration needs to be focused on the quality of education…” - AISA POLICYBrief / March 2012 / Briefing 72 / Written by Brenda Matshidiso Modisaotsile (Permalink)
And it’s quite true. It is because of these various never-ending problems that we have identified the need to introduce a programme that will, at least, assist in preventing them. Every child has the right to quality education, and we’d like to be in a position to get them there.
Our Active Learning Drive is still in its early stages – so, at the moment, we are focusing on providing the disadvantaged with access to learning materials that will assist in knowledge-growth for these children. These include, but are not limited to, text-books, novels (as you already know, reading is the greatest thing for a young mind), etc.
In the future, we will be introducing other aspects of this new drive, like e-learning facilities that integrate with already existing platforms that have proven to be successful.
Your financial contributions will enable us to give these children the learning materials as we promised and undertook to do in this mission statement. They will remember it, and have great advantage as they grow older.
We will, as we are entitled to do, issue you with a hard-copy of our SARS Section 18A PBO certificate, so that you can claim this welcome input against your taxable income and be rewarded again by means of tax relief.
According to the Codes of Good Practice for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, the final section relating to Socio-Economic Development means that your financial assistance to the development of these children could score points on your scorecard. The Codes will show you the ins and outs of it all – generally, you could score the full points if you make donations equal to 1 – 2% of your NPAT (net profit after tax). Such a little will go a long way for these kids.
Your support will be highly appreciated – and we look forward to hearing from you.
To find out how you can leave your mark, please visit our dedicated page.