Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)

Main objective:

Increase the through put rate of Black University students from rural areas. This is achieved by providing support and guidance to the students. Practically this entails structured mentoring, life skills, psychosocial support and an academic mentoring programme which has been demonstrated to greatly enhance the prospects of each student ultimately graduating and finding employment. They also provide each student with data, a laptop and a stipend of R6000 p.a. The stipend is used to cover their basic human needs such as food and shelter, while they wait of the NASFAS payout.


Total number of students supported thus far: 2500

Their graduation rate (if one looks at all their students) is 60%. This compares very well when compared to the national graduation rate for Black students which 37% (if one looks at when the degree was supposed to be completed).

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