The name of the charity I chose to do research on is Education without Borders (EwB).
Their mission statement is: “Education without Borders provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children through initiatives in South Africa and Canada, including after-school support programs in Math, English, Science, school leadership and youth mentorship”. (1, 2)
Their vision is: “To empower disadvantaged and at-risk children around the world by instilling a love of learning through educational opportunities.” (1)
In the long run, they hope that their aid will provide more jobs for young people, higher self-confidence and self-worth which will strengthen the economy. (3)
Information on use of money (data from 2016):
The foundation’s total revenue that year was $140,975. (3, 4, 5)
Their total expenditures that year was $77,444. (3, 4)
Their assets at the end of the year were $295,713. (4, 5)
Their total liabilities at the end of the year were $5,000. (4, 5)
At the end of the year 2017:
Their total revenue was $131,563
Their total expenditures (programmes, general and admin expenses) was $87,514.
Their total assets were $334, 762.
They had no current liabilities.
Education without Borders has zero administrative costs. (3, 6)
All donations go towards their programs. (6)
$360 enables one student to have one year of Education without Borders’ after-school program and gives them one meal a day. (6)
These programs that EwB initiatives provide include after-school support programs in Mathematics, English Literacy, isiXhosa literacy, science, school leadership and youth mentorship. They are working with Mseki Primary and Fezeka Secondary schools in the township of Gugulethu and Nobantu, an after-school facility in the township of Mfuleni, outside of Cape Town in South Africa. (5, 7)
With their Primary School Program at the Mseki Primary school in Gugulethu, they had 460 learners from grades 1 to 7, their program activities including: language enrichment (grades 1-3), Maths (grades 4-7), English (grade 4), and feeding. (5)
The national average in Maths was 37%. From the learners that attended 50% or more of the EwB sessions, the math results for each school grade in 2017 was between 7% and 10% higher compared to the most recently recorded national averages. (5)
With their High School Program at the Fezeka High School in Gugulethu, they had 114 learners from grades 8 to 11, their program activities including: Maths, English, Science, Feeding, Psycho-social support, and Personal Development and Leadership. (5)
In 2017, their learners had an 18% improvement in the Internal Maths Diagnostic average from term 1 to term 2. (5)
From the In-school English and Math results of their grade 8-10 learners who attended 50% or more of the EwB sessions, they found a 2% improvement in English results and 10% improvement in Maths results from 2016 to 2017. (5)
In conclusion, Education without Borders’ accomplishments do seem to match their vision and statement. They have reached hundreds of children in South Africa from grades 1 to 11, providing them with educational opportunities through after-school programs which have shown to considerably increase their scores, particularly in math.
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