Athambile Masola “knows what poverty looks like” – the SSP Alum has taken her academic background as a Scholar and Teacher, and opened an all-girl, low-fee private school, Molo Mhlaba, in Khayelitsha, to focus on STEM skills and coding. Why tackle decolonisation at primary schools and focus on coding? “There is...
SSP Theory of Change
The quality of education received by South African youth is highly unequal and depends heavily on the socioeconomic status of their families and their areas of residence. More specifically, the quality of education is much lower for those at lower socioeconomic strata. High-achieving learners from under-resourced communities are...
Grade 8 Scholar, Thando Zwane of St. Stithian’s Girls’ College, was the Dux Scholar in 2017. It was a surprise for Thando – “I wasn’t expecting that at all! It was amazing and I’m so grateful, I’m blessed.” Being Dux Scholar “has put me under a lot of pressure, but...
20 years ago, Student Sponsorship Programme was founded as a leadership development programme to nurture future leaders for South Africa. In the run-up to Gala Event in 2021, we are hosting the Gauteng and Eastern Cape Class of 2019 Graduation ceremony on Saturday,...
SSP Trustee Itumeleng Kgaboesele is the co-founder and CEO of Sphere Holdings, and holds board positions in a number of companies including Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering, BBD, Pandrol SA, Consol, Pearson South Africa and Old Mutual. Itumeleng got involved with SSP as a donor and a mentor in 2001 – “When...
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Grade 11 Scholar, Travis Bartosch, of Selborne College, had distinctions in Life Sciences, Physical Science, History, Life Orientation, and represented South Africa in Karate at the World Japan Karate Association (WJKA) World Championships in Holland, where he received medals. He also captained the U17 Bush Bucks soccer team. What has...
The SSP Funding and Resource guide is for all learners and parents who applied for the SSP Scholarship and were unsuccessful at any point in the process and for the greater feeder school community.
Patricia Rose has just retired as the Headmistress of Clarendon High School, and took the time to answer a few questions for the SSP Annual Report. SSP is “an excellent scholarship programme that teaches self-discipline, accountability and sound values; as well as a good work ethic - and empowers its...
Congratulations to SSP IEB Matric Scholar for the Class of 2019 - Hiral Patel (St Martin's School), who earned six distinctions in the 2019 IEB exams, with an aggregate of 85%! She earned distinctions in Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, English, Afrikaans and Life Orientation....