There are different ways to get involved in Sizanani Mentorship Programme:

1. Become a mentor

 Mentor between 1 and 2 learners from Alexandra townhip who attend extra classes at St Mary's school on Saturdays. Invite your mentee(s) once a month on an outing and help them with career guidance. 

              Time spent by mentors may count towards the "Corporate Social Responsibility"  in the BB-BEE scorecard of your company.
Yvonne Motsoko, an electric engineer and past learner, with her mentees

     2. Participate to our "life orientation session" 

 Share your experience and knowledge in any studies or careers with our learners or give a motivation talk during  our life orientations sessions on Saturday mornings at St Mary's school.

    Jerome Sullivan, a mentor and data analyst from Absacapital, during a talk about IT careers

    3. Work exposure

    Invite some of our Grade 10, 11 or 12 learners for “a day at work”, company visit or any “job shadowing” experience ;

Job shadowing at Sunninghill hospital

One day training "ready to work" at Absacapital
Products sold by our learners during  Bizschool" entrepreneurship skills training

 In 2018, visits were organised at Sunninghill Hospital, Bombela Operating Company, Decathlon, Saint-Gobain, Tutuka and Momentum. Some learners also visited farms in North West Province while others were invited to visit the World Bank’s South Africa office. One-day job shadowing with a health practitioner was also offered at Sunninghill Hospital.

Our Grade 12s also have an opportunity to attend a two-week workshop called Bizschool Camp, organised each year by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Learners are exposed to a variety of life skills, taken through the basics of entrepreneurship and given career guidance

4.     Internship opportunities or job placements for graduates

Many of our students are doing engineering and other diplomas at the University of Johannesburg. In their third year of study, they are required to secure a six-month ‘in-service training’ at a reputable company. 

Our university graduates also need help with job placements. In the past year, thanks to our network of companies, some of our graduates were hired by companies such as TOTAL, Otis, AF Compressors, and the French Chamber of Commerce.  

5. Sponsor our activities, with any funding (learners activities, students bursaries, NPO managment) or education related donation (laptops,  calculators, smart phones).
Students bursaries may be included in the BB-BEE scorecard of your company (skills development) as well as donations, as Sizanani has a level 1 BB_BEE certificate.

If you are interested to join us or want to get more information, please contact the programme manager Valerie Hirsch :  - 083 750 77 25

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