Our First Project: Empowering Young Previously Disadvantaged South African Women through Circus Arts
We are currently starting to fundraise for a minimum of 3 bursaries for young women of colour who have matriculated. They must be from previously disadvantaged areas and be physically inclined. We will find these 3 females through a fair and open process. We will advertise in local communities and hold auditions of which the 3 females who will most be suited to succeed will be picked.
To secure a successful and stress-free scholarship in the circus arts for 2 years, these young ladies will be paid a decent monthly allowance to secure safe travel to and from the training venue and to cover basic living costs and needs. In Year 1 all the young ladies will be trained initially in the basics of different circus skills where, in Year 2, they will then be able to pick 2 circus acts they will
We will only start this program once the budget for year 1 has been raised. This is to ensure sustainability and the success of the program, so it can run without any interruptions and lower the risk of drop out possibilities.
“The unemployment rate for women is higher than that of men, and women are less likely to participate in the
Mail & Gradian, Thulebona Mhlanga, 13 Feb 2018 15:43 (https://mg.co.za/article/2018-02-13-unemployment-lower-but-black-women-the-youth-remain-the-most-vulnerable)
2 Year Budget for Previously Disadvantaged Woman Empowerment Project
The budget for Year 1 includes a once-off expense for advertising and recruitment. Monthly expenses included a student allowance, equipment rental and maintenance, food costs, building expenses, instructor salaries, bookkeeper and auditor fees. Year 1’s budget comes to a total of R648 800.
Year 2 includes a once-off expense for student’s costumes and equipment. All monthly expenses will increase by between 5%, this is to account for inflation. Year 2’s budget comes to a total of R719 940.
The overall total for the 2 year period for a minimum of 3 students comes to R1 368 740.
Additional Student Budget
To allow for another student to join the program beyond the 3 student minimum, we need an additional R140 460 for the 2 year period. Year 1 and Year 2’s monthly expenses included equipment rental and maintenance, student allowance, food costs
Year 2 includes a once-off expense for the student’s costume and equipment. All monthly expenses will increase by between 5%, this is to account for inflation
SOUTH AFRICAN CIRCUS ARTS ACADEMY (NPC)
CEO and Treasurer:
NICHOLA JANE SLAVERSE
Vice-Chairperson and Secretary:
ROXANNE NICOLE ANDREWS
Director and Operations Manager:
FRANCIOS FABIAN ROOS