One Child At A Time
One Child At A Time is an education Trust, established by Ambleside School of Hout Bay and registered as a Public Benefit Organization. Donors to this fund are eligible for personal tax rebates and BBBEE accreditation for businesses.
The primary objectives of the Trust are:
Overseen by three Trustees, OCAAT employs a professional bookkeeper and is administered by volunteer staff - a co-ordinator and a community worker, who is mentored by a qualified and experienced social worker. The recently formed OCAAT Support Team provides assistance with planning, donor relations and market research.
Donations to the Trust can be directed to specific children, or form part of the general funding, and donations/sponsorships can be made known to the beneficiaries, or kept anonymous. Sponsors can also elect to receive regular reports on 'their' child's progress at the school.
At present the Trust manages a small annual budget, covering only a portion of the total fee subsidies provided by Ambleside School of Hout Bay. Subsidy applications are processed by the school on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants eligible for OCAAT funding are identified during the application process. [All Ambleside families are eligible to apply for subsidy relief, but for statutory reasons the Trust is required to have the majority of its beneficiaries be members of previously disadvantaged communities].
Our ultimate aim is to have sufficient funding to be able to offer full bursaries to 25% of the school's total enrolment capacity.