Marvin Lukas, a grade 11 student at Gatang Secondary School, will be the first South African to attend the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) in Washington, DC, USA. The Mamelodi native’s participation in the program is trailblazing for South Africa and the continent as a whole; he is the first student to be sent from a school in Africa since SEGL’s inception in 2009. As a Mamelodi Initiative Scholar, Lukas will receive mentorship and financial support from the Mamelodi Initiative to enable his success in the program and beyond.
The Mamelodi Initiative Winter Programme 2014 is coming soon! The 3-week programme is for learners in grades 8-10, and will run on weekdays from Monday, 30 June through Friday, 18 July 2014 at the University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus (formerly known as the Vista campus). We will have an American team joining us again as we pursue excellence in English, mathematics, and other fun enrichment activities. Please arrive in the morning of Monday, 30 June to register for the programme and to take the pre-assessment.
by Andile Masango
South Africa has come a long way in its history; we have fought oppression, discrimination, poverty and disease. However, a major cause for concern that could delay our progress is lack of education.
The Mamelodi Initiative co-founder Richard Kelley, a member of the Creativity Foundation board, writes about his experiences in South Africa. See the full article on the Creativity Foundation website or by visiting: http://www.creativity-found.org/exploring-creativity