Transition Support from High School to University

Transition support, in partnership with Medu Capital

Making a transition as a first-year student into academic life at a tertiary institution can be one of the most challenging experiences. This is exacerbated by the lack of insight into what to expect and how these institutions function. It is challenging not only in terms of academic purposes, but also from a social perspective. For most students, it will be the first time they leave home and travel further than 20km of their immediate homes. They may have never seen what a university or technicon looks like.

Some of the non-academic challenges we aim to address are:

EMOTIONAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
  • Home sickness
  • Culture shock
  • Adjustment to new ways of work
  • Depression
  • High travelling cost
  • Expensive food / groceries
  • Managing own finances
  • Lack of required resources (textbooks, laptops, etc.)
  • Lack of support

Donate for this campaign to assist students with the transition:

PEER-PEER MENTORING

Learners are gouped by institution and support each other.

SELF & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTĀ 

  • Coaching
  • Teambuilding
  • Soft Skills training
  • Social Responsibility (talks, NSFAS / University applications)

HARDSHIP FUNDING

A fund that learners can tap into during the year for:

  • Transport
  • Groceries
  • Auxilliary requirements (eg.g. latops, lab coats etc.)

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships with:

  • Corporate companies
  • Professional individuals
  • Government

For vacation work, job placement, CSI funding, resources etc.

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