Fun Learning for Youth (FLY), a non profit organization in South Africa, was organized in 2010 by nine like-minded professionals. These individuals grew up in the Townships of South Africa, attended college and working in successful jobs when they chose to give back to their communities by starting a high school tutoring program for 20 students in the Township of Gululethu.
Nine years later, the program has grown to 150+ tutors with 450 students in grades 8-12. Tutors and students meet every Saturday (42 weeks a year) from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at locations in Gugulethu (near Cape Town) and Alexandra Township (Johannesburg).
Tutoring focuses predominately on mathematics and life skills, including preparation for tertiary institution applications and careers after high school. Students must test into the program and agree to attend the weekly sessions. There is no charge for attendance.
The FLY byline is “Empowering young minds.” Tutors provide their time on a volunteer basis, transforming the lives of the students, making a difference in them, their community and the world.
Arm In Arm In Africa has contributed to the FLY program since 2013. Support from AIAIA is for textbooks, school supplies, application fees, transportation and meals.
Area: Gugulethu, South Africa