Futur-Ed is a support structure consisting of a blended e-learning model for youth who are taking STEM subjects at school and fall within the Top-10 percentile of their grade. The facility is available from 8am - 12pm daily to youth in the Athlone and surrounding areas.
The objective of this programme is to assist good learners to become great learners, thereby enhancing the probability of them accessing scholarships and bursaries.
This service is available to working youth ages 19 - 30 years old who are keen to develop new or enhance existing digital skills through a range of short courses from 2hr hours to more than 20hrs per course. The objective is to make these youth more employable or to improve their earning capacity.
Enrolled learners can select from a range of free courses provided by the Google Digital Skills for Africa platform.
A dedicated facility for interested youth to help identify careers of interest and the courses available to them at Futur-Ed to support them entering the desired work stream.
From time-to-time Futur-Ed will conduct career guidance and motivation, presented by popular personalities from the entertainment and sporting sectors.
Ish, Chairman of Rutherglen Investments, a holding company with interests spanning across Real Estate, Technology, Education & Lifestyle brands. Ish Kaskar, previously from Athlone, Cape Town has over the past few years invested in a number of Social Upliftment Programmes and Developments to bring world class facilities to the Athlone & Surrounding neighbourhoods.
Jehad is an entrepreneur and a corporate communication professional with an accomplished business development track record. Having established business networks across China, Russia, Germany, USA, Australia, Columbia and Croatia, Jehads international experience aligns well with Futur-Eds vision to bring global best-practice and education solutions to the domestic market. Jehad is also the MD of 44ten Media established in 2011, an event development and publishing business with interests in the wellness and entertainment sectors.
Vernon Philander is a former Proteas Cricketer and World Number 1 Test Bowler, who has since his illustrious sporting career established business interests in the real estate, education and sporting sectors.
Through his Vernon Philander Foundation, Vernon is committed to empowering and uplifting communities through access to quality education, motivational speaking and creating better career opportunities for youth in historically disadvantaged communities.