The urgent need among high school learners on future choices forms the basis “Die Stigtiging vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans (SBA )’s Bridge Building Project. The program model is dedicated to providing mentoring and guidance to learners from grade 9 to 12 over a 4-year period regarding subject choices, fields of study and career choices – all within a holistic sphere where personal development is addressed.
Learners are guided as a bridge over the scholarship to student and ultimately active role-player within their community as a young adult.
This project includes 20 Grade 10 learners this year from Vredendal Secondary, Nuwerus High School, Cederberg Academy (Citrusdal) and Jan Kriel School (Kuils River) which were also included in the program last year, as well as 40 new Grade 9 candidates from Roodezandt Secondary respectively. (Saron), De La Bat School for the Deaf (Worcester), Zwartberg High School (Prince Albert), Thembalethu Secondary School (George), Albertinia High School and De Rust Futura (Grabouw).
The Grade 9 learners will receive professional subject choice guidance and guidance throughout the year to place them in the right direction with a view to ultimate choices regarding fields of study, while the Grade 10 group will attend a workshop from 18 – 20 June. Aimed at community engagement and leadership development, in Cape Town.
The ultimate goal of the project is to create full-fledged individuals who can reach their full potential and desire to return to other young people in their community by acting as role models.