Seeing a child put on a new school uniform creates the biggest smiles at Imibala. This is where it all starts.
Identifying the children whose parents cannot afford a school uniform for their child is the most important work of the Schools Liaison Team at Imibala.
Imibala’s aim is to ensure that every sponsor’s donation has as big an impact as possible. With a new school uniform attendance improves, children work harder, and their self-esteem is raised.
Your donation will ensure that each child receives a full school tracksuit, a pair of leather school shoes, a jersey,a rain jacket, socks, underwear a t-shirt and a school bag with basic stationery.
SPOTLIGHT ON SWEDEN:
Imibala is blessed with many sponsors from Sweden.
Faithful individual sponsors as well as Group sponsors.
The latest group of Swedish sponsors comes under the name of Project Education. They have “adopted” Christmas Tinto Primary School and in 2018 have provided uniforms for 45 children at this school. Herewith a link to their first
fundraiser in Stockholm, last year.
The other large group is funded by the Rotary Club of Langedrag as well as those who arrange and play the IMIBALA GOLF CUP (an annual institution) Through this initiative 100 children are clothed through the Sponsor-a-Child programme.
The first Imibala Golf cup took place in 2014 at the Strand Golf Course.
Imibala has a wonderful group of sponsors.
In 2017 429 donors invested in the lives of 1583 children through the Sponsor-a-Child programme. Our aim is to keep this cohort of children stable and to facilitate continuity for them
Our gratitude to those individuals who faithfully invest in the lives of 1,2 or 3 children cannot be expressed.
We also have the privilege of European charities who collect the sponsorships on our behalf.
The Cape Town-based asset management company, Futuregrowth, funded the first year of the pilot project of Smart Lead in January 2016, and have renewed the funding for Phase 3.
What is Smart Lead? Smart Lead is an innovative and challenging 9-week programme that prepares young South Africans to forge a useful, fulfilling and economically-active life for themselves after school. This year the cohort is a selection of Grade 9 and 10 learners as this is the level where they can be encouraged to explore their persona amibitions and dreams for the future in a realistic and focussed way.
Understanding oneself is a core element to progressing through each step of the Smart Lead ladder. Understanding the job market, its opportunities and demands, what it takes to tackle it, what is a CV and how does one prepare for the job interview – these are all demanding and engaging exercises done with skilled facilitators, steering attendees towards a more positive and exciting journey into the World of Work.
Futuregrowth has recognised the desperate need for programmes like Imibala’s Smart Lead that enable young persons to develop themselves within their own communities, and Imibala is grateful for this vision and the way in which this Company has committed to Smart Lead for 3 years.