Allan Gray Orbis Foundation to help first year students with entrepreneurial training
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has called for first year students interested in entrepreneurship to apply for its fellowship programme.
The foundation says its aim is to help university students prepare for life as a high-impact, responsible entrepreneur.
“Applicants must be in Grade 12 or 1st year university and have a 70% overall academic average. Once applicants are successful, they are boarded as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows,” they wrote on their website.
In addition to financial and academic support the foundation will allocate a Personal Development Officer.
“This will help them get to grips with the transition into a new environment, Entrepreneurial Leadership Officer, who probes them to flex their entrepreneurial muscles as well as an industry mentor, who deepens their understanding of entrepreneurial traits and concepts in the working world,” they said.
Siviwe Makhoba who is a matric student said he looks forward to sharing his dreams and ideas to make the world a better place.
“I am very passionate about health and fitness, I want to sell my own fitness shakes which can be enjoyed as a smoothie and does not have a bitter taste. I know the struggles people face with their weights and I want to make it an easier journey. I am so happy there is such a programme to help me fulfil my dreams,” Makhoba said.
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