TERTIARY EDUCATION GRANTS
ZOF Africa sponsors underprivileged youths in Zimbabwe (aged 15-24) to attend vocational and higher education courses.
We work through partner organisations on the ground to support and monitor these educational grant programmes. Our longstanding partner organisations are Emerald Hill Children’s Home and St Joseph House for Boys 18+.
We have sent nearly 40 underprivileged youths to attend vocational courses. These courses give them basic technical skills to help them gain employment and sustain themselves in their adult lives.
The main teaching institutions we provide scholarships to are Harare Polytechnic and Bulawayo Polytechnic.
Examples of vocational courses we have funded include (noting that the girls apply to the course of their choice) Sewing & Dressmaking; Baking; Hair Dressing & Cosmetology.
Short 3-week course: $200 + $100 for expenses (namely materials & travel).
Full 3-year diploma: $800/year. Additional expenses amount to up to $1500/year for room (namely room, board and travel).
Higher education courses
We connect financial sponsors to high achieving students applying to University who cannot afford the fees.
Financial sponsors are typically individuals who care to support a high achieving, underprivileged student through their university studies. They also typically play a mentor role, engaging monthly or quarterly with the sponsored student to guide them towards a successful career path.