The founding Trustees have been beneficiaries of educational assistance at some point of time in their lives. This kind of intentional support was the most crucial factor in the attainment of their education goals. The Trustees believe that they are a living testament of the best of what can be achieved from a spirit of purposeful giving, one that is driven by an underlying humanitarian desire to demonstrate love for mankind by elevating each other. HEM has been set up for the advancement of such a spirit. The Association seeks to create opportunity for the less privileged, not only by sponsoring academic dreams but underwriting a path that leads to ultimate success. Our name draws inspiration from a first century AD story told of healing after a person had touched the hem of a garment. Similarly, the Trustees hope that you will partner with us in changing at least one life, and together build intellectual capacity for the future. HEM, a beacon of HOPE!
The 5 fingers of HEM
The 5 fingers of HEM
For every beneficiary, the Association will cover full tuition fees without exception. Payment of the tuition fees will be done directly to the school in the respective countries After each payment, the school will be required to confirm receipt of funds and issuance of a receipt to the Association.
Stationery & uniforms
Beneficiaries in primary, secondary and high school will be entitled to school uniforms throughout their schooling time. Beneficiaries in tertiary education may be provided with a clothing allowance and/or stipend, where needed. Determination of need will be based on a case-by-case assessment that will be done by the trustees, subject to the availability of funds. Every beneficiary, at any level in their education will be provided with all the required stationery.
For beneficiaries in secondary schools, colleges and universities the Association will provide career guidance to help the beneficiaries align their studies with their dream careers. Career guidance will be provided in the form of talks provided by professionals from different fields, facilitating site visits in some industrial sectors, assistance and guidance in college or university applications, psychometric tests and access to relevant literature on careers chosen.
During apprenticeship/ internship and after graduating from university or college, the Association will assist beneficiaries to find employment in their desired industrial sector.
The Association believes in the multiplier effect. It is not mandatory to join the Alumni network however after a beneficiary has gone through the Association he/she will be encouraged to join the HEM Alumni. The Alumni network will support beneficiaries still going through the system through the provision of career guidance and assisting in the beneficiaries’ placement. The Association will also leverage on the Alumni network during the identification of potential candidates as they will have a better understanding of the areas they came from. In the long run, the Association hopes to get new benefactors from this network as well.