The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is looking to ignite opportunity for talented youth and has officially opened applications for 2018.
Space is limited and applicants are urged to apply early to ensure they are eligible for selection.
TSiBA is a non-profit business school founded in 2004 and registered and accredited with the Department of Higher Education as a private higher education institution.
To date TSiBA has awarded more than 4 500 scholarships to talented young people, across its two campuses, who may otherwise not have had access to higher education for academic or financial reasons.
TSiBA serves around 500 full-time students between an urban campus in Pinelands, Cape Town and a rural campus, TSiBA Eden, in the remote town of Karatara, near Knysna
Students are previously disadvantaged South Africans who, for academic and financial reasons, may be underprepared and would otherwise be unable to access tertiary education
Students are not required to pay for their education monetarily, but rather to Pay it Forward by transferring the knowledge, skills and resources they gain at TSiBA into their communities
TSiBA collaborates with corporates, foundations and individual funders who sponsor the operations and management of the institution.
Following the success and impact of its four main academic programmes, TSiBA offers commercial services that honour, leverage and support their vision of igniting opportunity through education solutions, career centre and ignition centre.
Yandiswa Tshixo, first year TSiBA student, says: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that TSiBA has given to me as I’m the first one in my family to go to university.
“I plan to grab this opportunity with both hands; I want to be a good role model to my younger siblings. It gives me a sense of purpose knowing that by studying further at TSiBA I will be able to eliminate poverty in my community.”
Adri Marais, TSiBA CEO and one of four co-founders, said:“TSiBA is uniquely positioned to enable students to progress in their tertiary degree programmes, find aspirational employment or thrive as entrepreneurs.
“Rather than pay back their scholarships monetarily, these students are required to Pay it Forward, transferring knowledge, skills and resources they will gain at TSiBA back into their communities. TSiBA has graduated eight Mandela Rhodes Scholars, three Kofi Annan Scholars, three Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellows and continues to receive multiple social change awards.”
If you, or anyone you know, has potential, a desire to study business and make a difference in the world, find out how to apply on www.tsiba.ac.za. Alternatively contact Kwanele Magwaca on 021 532 2750 for more information.