Thusanani Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at bridging the educational information gap between rural high school learners and their urban counterparts in order to create an equal opportunity for all to access and succeed in institutions of higher learning (both Universities and FET colleges). Thusanani Foundation does this through an integrated and holistic approach tailor-made to address the socio-economic, educational and technological needs of rural and township high schools.
In order to achieve the above objectives, Thusanani Foundation offers the following services to rural and township high school learners:
• Career Guidance and Motivational Mentorship Programmes
• Curriculum Advisory and Additional Learning Material
• Facilitation of Admission into institutions of higher learning and FET Colleges
• Higher Education Funding Opportunities awareness
• Promotion of Vocational and Artisan Skills
• Promotion of Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology
• Continuous On-Campus Social and Academic Support Programmes
Since 2010 Thusanani Foundation has evolved from a two men initiative into a registered non-profit organization with over 1000 volunteers in 5 institutions of higher learning across South Africa, reaching out to over 35 000 high school learners in Rural KZN, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Free State and some Gauteng Townships. Thusanani Foundation has managed to enroll over 200 students into various institutions of higher learning. In partnership with Universities, FET Colleges, NGOs, Government and the Private Sector, the Foundation aims to reach out and empower over 100 000 rural and township high school learners by 2017.