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B.E.A.R Foundation

B.E.A.R Foundation is a young women’s mentorship programme aimed at empowering young deserving South African women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds by developing strategies for their education, personal development and future progress. The programme has taken a maximum of 44 girls from various township schools in Cosmo City and Diepsloot with a potential growth of more candidates joining the programme from year to year as 2012 will end with 70 girls enrolled. The girls were selected through a screening process whereby application forms were distributed to the selected schools, girls between ages 13-18 years were required to complete them with their personal details and furnish it with an assay of 500 words as to why they think they should be part of the programme. Being young, female and passionate about the upbringing of women and the youth as a whole ensures that our approach remains empathetic, skills enhancing and relevant to the young women, child and the youth we serve.