Our 2016 Fellowship applications for Grade 12 learners and first year university students opened with a bang last week Monday. Under the theme, Map your future, we’ll be selecting and supporting exceptional students who’ll be leading the future through their entrepreneurial potential. On average we receive 2 000 applications annually from the best and brightest that Southern Africa has to offer.
In order to know where you’re going, you need to know where you are. So what direction is your life is taking? Where are you going? Are you on your way to a meaningful life and, if so, how are you getting there? These are some of the questions that could be churning in the minds of many young people which is why we believe that a solid education is the best starting point for any entrepreneurial journey.
South African citizen, Sandrine Mpazayabo, came second overall at Settlers High School last year yet she struggled to get a bursary and worried about how she would fund her Law studies at UCT this year. She persevered and was successful in each of the three rigorous phases of our application procedure – proof that it takes much more than a stellar academic record to be selected for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship. Sandrine is just one of 100 successful Candidate Fellows who had to work hard to stay on course and follow her entrepreneurial compass. Will you do the same?
Upon the successful completion of her university degree, and our in-house entrepreneurship programme, Sandrine will join the likes of Danisa Nkuna, Dinika Govender, Doug Hoernle, Melvyn Lubega, Siya Xuza, Gcobisa Sotashe, Arushka Bugwandeen and other intrepid Fellows in our Association.
Looking at this “map of global problems” may make the average person feel overwhelmed and despondent. This is why the average person won’t see the entrepreneurial opportunities to solve these problems. Inefficiencies abound but once you are equipped with the entrepreneurial toolkit from our Fellowship you’ll navigate around and through problems, turn them into profits and make the world a better place, which is what all of our Felllows are on their way to doing.
Watch this video to learn more about the Fellowship experience and download an application form from our website right now to start charting the path to your awesome future.