“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
To create a platform through education to empower and equip disadvantaged individuals to reach their full potential. The Domino Foundation Bursary Programme seeks to create opportunities for empowering young people to achieve an education in their chosen field. It does this by providing access to funding for tertiary qualifications, living and travel allowances and educational resources.
The programme supports and walks alongside candidates through a mentorship programme to ensure they have the confidence, knowledge and tools required to seek employment. To ensure relevance and effectiveness, all activities are monitored and evaluated. The programme’s activities include:
- the Domino Bursary Fund which was set up to co-ordinate the financial management of each student. Money is distributed to each candidate based on an assessment by our qualified programme co-ordinators. Candidates are interviewed and each situation critically assessed to determine a tailor-made funding plan for further study. As each situation varies, the tailor-made funding plan also makes provision for a living allowance (university residence and/or monthly allowance), a monthly travel allowance (transportation) and an allowance for books and resources (study resources).
- LIFE eQUIP. We are developing an online learning portal for each candidate to complete a one year Life eQuip Course parallel to their studies. This course has been specifically designed to incorporate essential life skills and tools to assist in job seeking, household budget planning, CV writing and other critical life lessons.
- the mentorship programme. At the core of our programme is one-to-one mentoring that takes place between the student and our trained field workers. Each candidate will be assigned a mentor who will walk alongside the student to support, assist and guide them throughout their studies. Meeting regularly with the bursary recipients and providing advice and guidance, our trained mentors ensure each student is implementing the skills learned through our online eQuip portal and is attending classes. Students’ performance is monitored, their student costs overseen.
- research and evaluation. In order to ensure that the programme remains relevant and effective, we evaluate and monitor the programme for consistent impact.
The Domino Foundation Bursary Fund Programme reaches individuals who are embarking on tertiary educational initiatives. We currently impact a number of disadvantaged individuals aged 18 years and older.
Opportunities for Involement
The Domino Foundation Bursary Fund programme is dependent on both corporate and individual financial donors.