REACH Bursary and Mentoring Programme is in its 9th year running and it has helped countless low-income families by relieving financial stress when it comes to school-related expenses.
REACH Bursary and Mentoring Programme is unique because the bursary awards are handed out to applicants based on potential instead of good academic results.
Most bursary awards are given to needy students who are doing well in studies while in the case of REACH, the bursary awards are given to needy students who are struggling in their studies.
The bursary award is given in two parts – once at the commencement of the Bursary and Mentoring Programme and once at their graduation from the programme. Recipients of the bursary award will have to go through the year-long mentoring programme before they can graduate and receive the second part of the award.
Mentors guide the recipients in their studies and positively influence their thoughts, speech and behaviour through sharing their live experiences and coaching.
This year, 113 recipients will receive a total of $78,000. Through the generous donations and support from Grace Assembly of God and other donors, the youths are given the opportunity to improve holistically through the programmes in REACH.