Become A Mentor
Every year the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) recruits committed individuals to serve as Mentors for our Scholars. Since our Mentorship Programme is one of the most valuable resources that SSP offers to its Scholars, we are looking for persons who have an interest and desire to help develop our Scholars to become future leaders of South Africa. SSP matches Mentors with Scholars taking into consideration location of both parties, interests, hobbies, as well as skills, mentors hold that could enhance the Mentee’s identified strengths. SSP focuses on the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, therefore Mentors who are professionals in these fields are especially encouraged to apply. It is also important to note that SSP mentorship plays a huge role in helping the Scholars adjust to their new environment. The SSP Mentor is not there to only offer academic support but also provide support in life skills development that the Scholar may not get from family, teachers or their peers. In this sense, the SSP Mentorship relationship is a unique one that lasts formally for the Scholar’s journey through secondary school and very often informally beyond.