Vision AfriKa began its latest lightening-fast selection round to choose 40 Grade 8 learners to take part its long-term educational development programme towards the end of January.
Learners from both Kayamandi and Makupula High Schools in the Kayamandi township were invited to attend a presentation held at Vision AfriKa’s headquarters at the Ikhaya Trust Centre at 3pm on Wednesday 18 January and Thursday 19 January respectively.
About 70 students attended and were given an explanation of the programme and what it comprised, including how it was likely to benefit them. Each attendee was provided with an application form, which they had to submit on Friday 20 January so that interviews could take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24.
Twenty learners each were selected from Kayamandi and Makupula High Schools based on their ability to answer the questions put to them as well as their confidence levels. Their names were listed on the school notice boards and the remaining 30 students that did not make the cut were placed on a waiting list. The Grade 8s then started their first Vision AfriKa session on Wednesday 25 January.