Gap-Africa strives to find sponsors for disadvantaged students who score very high in their Primary School final exams in Standard 8. Often these bright young minds are denied further education due to money. We seek out businesses (who write it off against tax) or individuals of families to support a student through the four years of secondary school. A simple secondary school certificate impacts hugely on future employment opportunities.
Below is a photo of 2014’s top scoring secondary student, Michael, who now has a free place at a good state university. He will study engineering. Michael is seen speaking to Gap-Africa trustee, Dan Brooks, who along with his school time friend, Ed Glyn, supported Michael through his education. While waiting for his placement at university to start Michael helps out at his old school and is seen here taking a chemistry lesson. We encourage our students to ‘pay back’ into their community and have many young teachers in the KSP who have chosen to return to their harsh homelands to teach the new generation.