Inkululeko’s The Sweet End to Summer Fundraiser
August 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Inkululeko’s “The Sweet End to Summer Fundraiser” to support higher education in South Africa.
The evening will feature desserts to satisfy even the most discerning of sweet tooths.
The evening will include desserts from local bakeries including 83 & Company, Picasso Pastries, Geddes Bakery and Mario’s Bakery. Patrons will be able to consume desserts, learn more about Inkululeko and its students and wind down their summer with one last sweet hurrah. The evening will also include a silent auction of handmade South African jewelry, South African art and a potpourri of other items.
The proceeds from the evening will help to support Inkululeko. Specifically, the money will help cover transportation costs for students traveling long distances to get to Inkululeko’s program. It will also help pay for educational field trips for students.
Tickets will be $20 dollars pre-sale and $22 dollars at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be available at brownpapertickets.com/event/750901.
About Inkululeko www.inkululeko.org
Inkululeko (E-ncoo-Lou-Lay-Ko), a Xhosa word, means “freedom.” It is the name of, and the spirit of, this non-profit organization that serves students in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Inkululeko is a space for bright, motivated, potential-laden township youth to improve their academic skills, learn more about university or a specific career path, and, in time, apply to a program of their choice or gain the skills necessary to embark on a career path after high school. Inkululeko assists low-income, previously disadvantaged groups break the cycle of poverty, using education and the potential that comes along with education, as a means to achieve these ends.
Inkululeko has a small, highly-efficient, Xhosa and English speaking South African staff based in Grahamstown, an English speaking staff in the United States and an international volunteer base that engages with youth. Staff and volunteers will work one-on-one with students, several days per week, to identify areas of academic deficiency and work to improve upon those areas.
Inkululeko focuses its efforts on 15-20 youth per year. It admits students beginning in grade eight and works with those students through high school to ensure the student is continually achieving academic success.
Inkululeko has forged collaborations with local and international non-profit organizations and also with Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, the State University of New York at Empire State College and with Syracuse University.