WHAT WE DO

The Tomorrow Trust is a non – profit organisation founded in 2005, that supports orphaned and vulnerable children throughout their educational journey. We provide integrated education and holistic support. Our focus is on academics and life skills, thereby empowering each individual to reach their full potential as self-sustaining and proactive members of society.

We are dedicated to finding the students who are the most vulnerable and marginalized, and who therefore have the greatest potential to change the course of their futures. We evaluate each student as whole individuals—individuals who have intricate and specialized needs that cannot be met by a “one size fits all” mentality towards education. In this way, from the very beginning, we build a tailored programme to help each student where he or she needs it most. This is our holistic support method, which runs throughout all stages of learning, to provide students with academic and psycho social support.

A STUDENT’S JOURNEY

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Junior Holiday School Program Grade R (kindergarten) – Grade 7

The Tomorrow Trust offers supplementary support during the holiday period as well on Saturdays to orphaned and vulnerable children in order to supplement, build, support and correct the learning’s they receive at their home school.

 

Future success in education- and life- depends on strong academic foundation, with numeracy and literacy being given particular attention within the junior phase. The focus of the junior programme is ensuring that learners are prepared for the transition into senior phase/ high school. We do this by developing the fundamental building blocks in English language, Literacy and Numeracy. This is not only about providing the academic support but providing them with holistic experiential workshops that plant the seed for self-growth and understanding. Another key component of the programme is that we provide nutritious meals, transport to and from the hosting venues as well as stationery and course materials. In this way, each learner is in the best possible position to take advantage of the learning opportunity provided by the Junior Holiday School Programme

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Saturday and Holiday School Grade 8 – Grade 12

Continuing the learner’s academic journey with Tomorrow Trust, Grade 7 learners graduate to the Senior Saturday and Holiday School Programme. This programme is a comprehensive academic and psycho-social support programme focusing on building and strengthening English, Mathematics, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. The goal is to enable these learners to pass their National Senior Certificate with improved results allowing them to access tertiary opportunities.

 

Again, this is a supplementary programme that is held on a Saturday and during the school holidays. We transport the learners to hosting schools and their academic endeavors are supported with nutritious meals, stationery and psycho-social, holistic support.  A large component of this programme is the holistic workshops that we offer in order to develop the learners self. We do this, by providing various workshops on self-mastery, career guidance, motivational talks and leadership development.

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Post-Secondary Program

Considering the poorly functioning state of education in South Africa, it is truly an incredible moment to see our students graduate from Grade 12—and the pride that they rightfully feel is overwhelming.  At this stage, they are prepared to be part of our Post-Secondary programme, which is geared towards assisting students through college and university. We are committed to providing support for these young adults throughout the year.

Our students are offered full bursaries to attend University or College. We cover costs for tuition, textbooks, accommodation, food and transport. Psycho-social and academic support is provided to all students to ensure they complete their qualifications and are ready for the working environment when they graduate. Monthly workshops are also arranged where life skills, study skills, self-awareness and self-mastery issues are developed and taught. This furthers their growth as they develop into competent, proactive individuals. Upon graduation, students enter the South African job market as skilled and reliable individuals, ready to further and sustain the growth of our country.

Post-secondary students are required to give back at least 10 hours a year to the younger groups within the Grade R – Grade 12 programme at Tomorrow Trust. They then become motivators and role models to the younger students and at the same time learn the wonder of being able to make a positive impact on another’s life.

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Alumni Programme

Tomorrow Trust students never truly leave the Tomorrow Trust programme, because we become family through the close bonds developed in our learning environments. What’s more, their opportunities to engage with Tomorrow Trust never end. Once they graduate, students are accepted into the alumni programme that offers a platform for graduates to participate in the future of the organization and to network amongst themselves. This programme serves a dual purpose. First, alumni are encouraged to give back to fellow students in younger grades and contribute to the well-being of children in similar circumstances. Second, our alumni programme encourages peer support and networking by like-minded young people who are able to share their stories of success. This final piece of the puzzle encourages our graduates to be engaged, civic-minded individuals who never stop giving back to their communities.

Alumni attend organised gatherings aimed at addressing their needs whilst offering career support and further psycho-social and holistic support.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

Teacher Support Program

The Teacher Support Programme is focused in the foundation phase of school, as this is paramount to childhood development as a phase that is the building block for future academic success. The Tomorrow Trust works with Grade R (kindergarten) educators from township schools, training them in classroom skills that mean the impact of Tomorrow Trust initiatives extend beyond the supplemental education programme we run—expanding the number of children who will be impacted by improved learning environments.


Computer Literacy Program

In addition to holistic and basic academic support, the Tomorrow Trust believes in advancing computer literacy among South African youth. Becoming comfortable with technology is necessary for students to succeed in higher education and find promising careers. The programme also offers educational games that focus on Reading, Spelling, and Mathematics, which allows the Tomorrow Trust to monitor the progress of each individual learner and identify focus areas for each group.