“Imagine Scholar staff and students have come together in an effort to build one of the most robust and innovative education programs on the continent of Africa. We’ve made huge strides towards this goal in 2017; our students and alumni brimming with success stories.

The beauty of our organizational culture is that each students’ success lays the groundwork for future progress. Defining a sound moral compass that is steered by passion and places an emphasis on community and character development positions each graduate of our program to act as a force for positive change among their peers.”


-Corey Johnson, Executive Director 

This year’s successes are just the beginning. Thank you to all of our friends and supporters, donors and advocates who have helped us reach these important milestones:

Student acceptances and graduates:

6 Students were awarded the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship:

  • Mandisa will be attending the American University of Beirut in Lebanon
  • Tandzile will be attending United States International University in Kenya
  • Muzi will be attending the African Leadership University in Mauritius
  • Sandiso, Loveness, and Florence will be attending the African University in Zimbabwe

Special programs:

Student achievements:

  • Rodger’s solar power project was fully funded on #GivingTuesday! The implementation of this project will begin in 2018
  • Enky received all 7s (perfect score) on her high school matriculation exams
  • Allan and Sphiwe will be representing Imagine Scholar at the National Chess Championships
  • Nokwanda finished 2nd place in the Eskom National Science Competition

Community action projects enacted:

  • Phila – created app call ‘Anxiety Slayer’ to help teens overcome test anxiety
  • Lucky – podcast to share IS knowledge with other teens in Nkomazi
  • Nosipho – 2 reading clubs for grade 8 students
  • Carol – improv group
  • Nomcebo – training young girls to sew and make own clothes
  • Shadrack – mentorship program for primary school students around environmentalism
  • Glen – program to help grade 8s explore passions
  • Innocent – created website to assist others with communication
  • Chawe – created mini-documentary to capture IS story
  • Jeanet – chess critical thinking club for grade 8 students

We sincerely thank and appreciate everyone who has been a part of our journey in 2017 and those who continue to support our mission into 2018. We look forward to an even bigger and brighter year to come!