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Organisation in the Spotlight:Student Sponsorship Programme

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

For over a decade the Student Sponsorship Programme(SSP) has been making a difference in hundreds of people's lives.

The Student Sponsorship Programme is a non-profit trust.They help provide educational opportunities to hundreds of talented South African students from low-income families to attend the best secondary schools in South Africa.

SSP gives five year high school scholarships to academically distinguished students, students are carefully selected following a competitive application process beginning in grade 6 based on academic excellence, financial need and leadership potential.

SSP’s commitment to its scholars is not only financial but they also provide for their personal development needs. They provide continued support through the mentorship programme where each student is paired with a mentor. The mentor provides additional guidance throughout the mentee’s high school career. When this relationship is properly nurtured, mutually rewarding friendships have emerged from this programme.

You can also join the cycle of giving by becoming one of the SSP mentors.For more information click here

Brief overview of SSP:




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