Inkululeko – Supporting South African Youth

Name of Organization:

Inkululeko ( )

Mission of Organization:

Inkululeko’s mission is to provide South African township youth with the skills, support and guidance necessary to apply, attend and succeed in university; to challenge the bigotry of low expectations for township youth; and to provide sustainable, positive change; student-by-student, generation-by-generation.

Contact Person :

Jason Torreano, (716) 807-7053, [email protected]

Role available (ie. Board, committee):

Board Member


Two years

Time commitment:

  1. Board meetings occur quarterly via conference line as our board is scattered around the world. Those meetings last roughly 1 ½ hours.
  2. Projects: projects that align with skills and interest of individual board members. Examples include:
    1. Researching and reviewing grants
    2. Assistance with fundraising
    3. Assisting with corporate giving programs
    4. Helping with accounting
    5. Mentoring some of our colleagues based in South Africa.

Financial obligation:

Each board member is asked to for an annual donation at a level that is personally meaningful to them. All donations are confidential.

Special Need:

People with expertise in law, grant writing, fundraising are especially needed; however, the single biggest thing the Board looks for is passion for our mission and a willingness to contribute at least one hour per week to our organization.