A group of students from various universities are making education fashionable for others. ACORNHOEK EDUCATION FORUM ensures that all Grade 12 learners around Acornhoek and other surrounding areas have applied for university intake in time and also provide them with necessary information.
One of the members of the group told Bushbuckridge News that, “We started small but we knew where we are going, we started last year February with the aim of changing lives of our brothers and sisters in the community. We visited few schools to introduce ourselves and we were well received. Our aim as Acornhoek Education Forum is to see young people go to universities further their studies so that they can their situation.
We help pupils with their Applications, we apply for them for free no charge, we use our own gadgets and data bundles, we just need their particulars from them. We started this because we have seen lot of people passing matric well but just because they didn’t apply at the university, they end up roaming around the streets; end up losing their lives to substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.
From the class of 2018 we applied for more than 200 pupils and on top of that 70% passed well, as we speak they are enrolled in different institutions across the country which makes us happy, 30% went back to school because they were not satisfied with their results and to add on that we teach, motivate, do applications”.” Said Alex Ndlovu
Ndlovu also told Bushbuckridge News that they don’t have sponsors, they use their own pocket money to visit schools to provide their assistance, “We don’t have sponsors, we are a None Profit Organisation (NPO), we transport ourselves to the schools and not that I’m complaining but clarifying because people tend to think when you do something you expect something in return but us we are just helping our fellow brothers and sisters and we doing all this with the love of the education. We are open to anyone who needs help; donations can be made to us because the success of our children depends on us,”
For enquiries you can contact 073 6934 702 Alex Ndlovu and Brian Nhlungwane 078 3664 635.