How can we make this claim? We’ve been looking at our impact and on average our St Jude’s parents save over AU$10,000 by having costs covered by scholarships for 13 years of schooling. These savings are in replacement of education costs that typically caused families to go into debt or sell their assets to a value almost one and a half times what they would earn in a year.
By sponsoring a scholarship, you are supporting more than one student. You are supporting an entire family, in fact for every one scholarship you are supporting up to 50 people; including staff and suppliers and their families. So, your one act of kindness starts Mawimbi or ‘ripples’ of change that makes a world of difference in people’s lives.
Our data shows that for each year a student is at St Jude’s they on average improved their income by 15%. That’s not hope for the future. That’s not the hope of better job prospects. That’s real impact. Today. Alleviating pressures at the core of the poverty cycle.