We are crafting a model that not only relies on the expertise of volunteers, but also demands their empathy and extraordinary dedication. It requires young people who are hungry for change to rise above their history and circumstances.
|This is how students and tutors experienced the learning environment during the Entrepreneurship Programme (a module in the Higher Certificate in Local Economic Development):|
|“The experience was enlightening in many ways: understanding the background of the students, the challenges they faced but also the ways they were finding or had found to overcome those challenges. I found that I was learning a lot, not just about other cultures and ways of life but also about the challenge of academic English to speakers of other languages and finding further pathways towards supporting their understanding and practical use of it.The rewards of the enterprise cannot really be measured: seeing the growth in confidence, the improvement in the writing, the development of understanding were really exciting. And gratifying to know that their hard work resulted in all three passing the module.” – Nick Brown|
“Round two of our pilot programme started off at an easier pace, as tutors had now worked together using their various styles to suit their students’ needs. We chatted eagerly with each other, keen to start anew. Many of the 1st module students returned to continue their LED journey, having gained confidence and insight to Varsity life and seen for themselves how their hard work and discipline reaped good rewards.”
– Verna Watton
“Juggling work and Varsity is no child’s play. There were times when I wanted to give up, but I kept on and that paid off. I am pleased with my results and I am very proud of myself.”
– Nontuthuzelo Mtomile (Passed with distinction)