Scholarship Grade 8 Development Camp

Scholarship Grade 8 Development Camp

Scholars Grade 8 Development CampA Scholarship Grade 8 Development Camp was held between 20 -23 April in Grabouw, Western Camp, and was attended by 40 Allan Gray Scholars from all over South Africa. The camp was themed “Me and My Context”, with the aim of assisting the Scholars to form a better understanding of themselves within their unique contexts. This objective was specifically significant given that it was the Scholars first year in high school.

The purpose of the camp was to assist them with this transition into high school, by broadening their mindsets to allow them to better engage with opportunities that came their way within the school environment.

Camp activities consisted of the following:

  • Study skills: In view of the importance of academic excellence, the Foundation deliberately made use of every opportunity to empower the Scholars with effective study skills and methods.
  • Diversity appreciation: Various activities encouraged the Scholars to embrace, celebrate and have respect for diverse cultures and beliefs. They were taught to appreciate the uniqueness of themselves and others.
  • Future Planning: The Scholars were tasked with writing a letter to their future selves. The intention was to enable the Scholars to envision the path into their futures, through projecting and visioning the successes that lie ahead. This allowed Scholars to look beyond their current realities and set themselves goals for the future.

The Scholars left the camp with confidence and a deeper understanding of who they are. The Scholars were equipped with the necessary tools to tackle the year that lies ahead of them – they are now able to be more focused to work towards achieving their academic, extramural or personal development goals.

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  • Karabo Kgopane 12/07/2013 at 11:54 am

    Hi my name is Karabo kgopane and I reside in Munsieville in an informal settlement called Mshenguville. I was informed by father about Allan Grey High School Scholarship programme and I am interested in finding out more about the scholarship.

    Please email me the application form as well as any other relevant information about the scholarship and the Grade 8 camp programme.

    Best Regards
    Karabo Kgopane

    • Jehan Author 15/07/2013 at 11:42 am

      Hi Karabo

      Thank you for your query. We are in the process of finalizing the form for email/fax and to upload to our website. We have recorded your detail and will email you the form by the end of this week.

      Kind regards

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Oratile Kadiege 16/07/2013 at 9:07 am

    Hi my name is Oratile kadiege and I am doing grade 6. I am so keen about the schoolarship and I would really like to be one of Allan Gray’s best learners, I really want to be fully fillied academicaly and I think you guys can make my dream come true.Unfortunately I won’t be able to get the application via fax but it would great if you can post them to me (P.O.Box 206 seutelong 0507 ) this is my address. I am looking foward to your applicatios. You showed me that dreams cannot be limited by money and thank you for that. I hope you can give me the chance to prove my self.

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Oratile

      Thank you for your post.

      We have emailed the forms to you at patricia.kadiege@hotmail.com.

      All the best and we look forward to receiving your application.

      Kind regards

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Karabo Shuping 31/07/2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hello, my name is Karabo Shuping.I would like to know when will the winners who have won the scholarship be announced and how many pupils do you take?

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Karabo

      Thank you for your post.

      We have forwarded your query to our data centre department who will respond to your request. In future please contact them on datacentre@allangrayorbis.org regarding personal application information.

      Thank you and all the best.

      Kind regards

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Samuel 03/09/2013 at 8:48 pm

    I would also be letter to see the entry criteria and application forms

    • Jehan Author 20/09/2013 at 9:55 am

      Hi Samuel

      Thank you for your post. We require more information to properly answer your query. You will receive and email from us soon.

      All the best.

      The Foundation Team

  • Michael Petrus 09/09/2013 at 8:34 pm

    Hi my name its Michael from Namibia I want you apply for the scholarship how do I apply I really need this scholarship I also have very good grades please tell me more about this and the camprnrnRegardsrnrnMichael Petrus

    • Jehan Author 07/10/2013 at 9:46 am

      Hi Michael

      Thank you for your post. You will receive an email in your inbox shortly in response to your query.

      All the best.

      The Foundation Team

  • Marshall 25/01/2014 at 1:45 pm

    I hereby request an application for grade 8 scholarship

    • Jehan Author 10/02/2014 at 10:11 am

      Dear Nuraan

      Thank you for your post. Application forms for the Allan Gray Scholarship opportunity for Grade 6 learners will open at the end of July 2014.

      Please visit our website to download an application for at then.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

  • Nuraan 27/01/2014 at 12:35 pm

    Please can you mail me the 2014 application form for the scholarship for Grade 6 as I am struggling please.rnrnKind RegardsrnNuraan

    • Jehan Author 10/02/2014 at 10:11 am

      Dear Nuraan

      Thank you for your post. Application forms for the Allan Gray Scholarship opportunity will open at the end of July 2014.

      Please visit our website to download an application for at then.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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