Inspired by the youth, and their immense potential to drive positive lasting change, SOARAWAY designs innovative solutions to unleash youth leadership and strengthen organizations/institutions for SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN change.
Our flagship program Soar Schools is a facilitated Journey for school improvement that allows for creativity, engagement and collaboration as the school community comes together for student support and development.
Character education, staff development, leadership training, and improved support/mentorship resources for students come together to ensure that every child grows up to be a successful, character-strong active agent of lasting change! Our ultimate goal is to broaden the focus, practices and outcomes of education, redeeming schools as transformational places where students learn To Be (character and personal development) To Do (creative leadership, involvement and responsibility) and To Be Community (mentorship, support of others, collaboration and commitment to the greater good)! Even as we put emphasis on outcomes beyond academics, academics improve in Soar Schools!
It is the ripple of support from buddies, big sisters/big brothers, teachers, student leaders and professionals that ensures every student can be seen, heard and belong, and can transcend the dismal and bleak cards they have been dealt and blossom into their fullest potential.
The iSOAR Club
The iSOAR Club is an opportunity to bring enthusiastic and innovative youth leadership and talent to impact the age-old problems in our communities. Through meaningful interaction in and across schools, we raise students able to critically identify and solve problems and challenge behaviour, beliefs and attitudes that hinder development within their communities. We are sold out to creating opportunities for youth TODAY, amplifying their knowledge, support experiences and skills to further their capacity to lead NOW.
Our hope is not only in their empowerment, but in full and enlightened engagement and participation. Without intentionally creating opportunities for engagement, the genius and talents of our young people remain untapped.
Through the club, we Expose Youth to the pressing needs as well as opportunities of our world today while challenging and equipping them to rise to the occasion of creating solutions, and being part of lasting change! Through the iSOAR Club, They also get opportunities for hands-on experience in solving problems and making a contribution to their communities.
The Soar Transformational Camps
The Soar Transformational Camps are an opportunity for students to grow together and develop important life skills like problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, coping with emotions and stress, financial management, empathy, conflict resolution, Clarification of values, assertiveness and negotiation, appreciating diversity, counselling, career and life planning.
Dare to Soar journal
The Dare to Soar journal enables us to engage every student, every day to take charge and lead purposeful lives, developing the attitude and habits they need to succeed not only in school, but in life. Every page and activity helps them build intellectual, moral, performance and civic virtue. With the hearts and minds in the right place, we won’t worry about the hands and feet. The journal also supports our structure of mentorship and accountability.
SOAR Educator & Student Leader Development.
Transforming the next generation of leaders requires equipping their teachers. Our teacher development approach goes beyond teaching and classroom management strategies to equipping teachers as change-agents, mentors and support system for students. We give our well meaning teachers a pat on the back, and help them be the educators they want to be as well as the skills to be the moral compass and role models our kids need.
Student leaders are powerful peer influencers, and play a vital role. We equip these young people that are already showing up to lead by service and spearhead school-wide culture change, and go on to lead no matter what path they take after school.
Soaring2gether is an interschool program aimed at rekindling solidarity and Unity of purpose, shared opportunities, resources and collective achievement among schools. It allows for grassroot people-driven efforts to reduce educational inequality and disadvantage. It also provides an excellent opportunity for educators and students to learn together, share best ideas, strategies, programs and projects that improve students’ higher education experiences and outcomes.
Where needed, we provide supplementary and remedial education support to students in underserved communities and schools preparing for national exams especially in the most poorly performed subjects; math, English and provideadditional materials related to preparing for exams.
Soaraway is committed to giving students the support and information they need to make sound academic and career choices to become relevant and competitive in the labour market and pursue them to break the cycle of poverty from future generations. We provide information to enable students know their potential, strengths and abilities, explore options and opportunities, as well as prepare and apply for the right scholarships, institutions and courses.
We also avail positive role models that can motivate and encourage students to overcome their hardships and reach for bigger dreams.
Soar Organizational Consult
Because their vision and impact matter immensely to our world, we avail our expertise, support and resources to enhance the continued growth and strengthening of other organizations and institutions. We provide solutions that positively impact organizational effectiveness and employee productivity, motivation and personal fulfilment. We celebrate excellence in others, and work with them to build the strategies, leadership and operational capacity to effectively accomplish their missions. We look for opportunities to attain greater impact by drawing on collective strengths and abilities of different organizations through partnership and networks.