Most of our students live in gravely impoverished communities, neighborhoods strangled by a lack of education, drug abuse and violent crime. Once a student graduates our course and is placed in a job, it will likely mean that he or she will be supporting the household, putting food on the family table, raising children.
The results are far-reaching and sustainable. Yet no prospective student can afford the tuition. Each must be granted a scholarship.
All of ICT’s operating expenses come from the care and generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations encouraged by our immediate impact. Our gratitude is immense for those who have contributed thus far. But our needs remain ongoing.
Proper funding will permit ICT to fufill a proven business model that includes becoming at least partially self-sustaining. We are opening a catering division and envision the building of restaurants and cafés staffed by students, as well as the creation of products and meal programs to aid needy South African communities.