Educational advice and lessons learned from exceptional women
09 June 2019
Inspirational women who've been through Investec's various education programmes share the lessons they've learnt.
7 min read
At Investec, we support numerous educational initiatives that allow future female talent of our country to rise to the top.
Setlogane Manchidi, Investec South Africa CSI head, champions Investec’s contribution within society with a particular focus on education and entrepreneurship: “We offer bursaries to learners, teachers and university students and graduates, support entrepreneurs, offer career guidance, and fund nine Promaths centres.
"Over the last six years, the Promaths programme has seen 1,850 female learners benefit. These women are now in a position to study further and some are gainfully employed, thanks to their exceptional performances in Maths and Science.”
Here are some inspirational stories from women who have been through our programmes.
Paulinah didn't let her circumstances stop her from becoming a teacher and empowering others through education.
Palesa is combining her CA qualification with her passion for technology to take a startup parking app to a global audience.
Inspiring children to reach higher
Tshepiso took the road less travelled and discovered that the possibilities are endless.
Thembelihle's dreams of becoming an architect were shattered when she didn't get a university exemption. A year-long stint at the Midlands Community College got her back on track.
Promaths, a partnership with Kutlwanong Maths and Science Technology Centre, provides extra tuition to learners in Grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across SA
Investec is involved in initiatives that support learners from township and rural schools, who show good academic potential, particularly in the fields of Maths and Science, to attend top performing high schools.
Investec, in partnership with StudyTrust, provides the funding necessary to see young South Africans with academic potential get to university. With our assistance, they are able to study towards financial sector related degrees at various local universities.
SAMSTIP, Investec and the Department of Basic Education are offering Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers specialising in the fields of Maths and the Sciences an opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four-year B.Ed. degree or a one-year postgrad (PGCE) certificate at UNISA.
The Midlands programme provides an opportunity for Grade 12 learners to improve their matric results in Maths, Accounting and Science for a full-time residential year.
Founded by some of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, supported by Investec, the Startup School aims to facilitate, support and encourage entrepreneurship in South Africa.
GWF is bringing education through technology to rural South Africa.
Boitumelo talks networking, the importance of knowledge sharing and work culture.
Coming from a single parent household, Madelein fought hard to get the bursary she needed to succeed.
Majabulile tells us how she was always destined to become a teacher, why discipline is so important and how her role extends beyond the classroom.
Umuzi is a local learnership programme that partners with Investec in order to develop the next generation of creative talent.
Investec supports the growth of young South African entrepreneurs by providing global exposure and support initiatives, in order to help grow the South African economy and create employment opportunities.
If you want to study towards a CA(SA) or an IT degree, applying for a full scholarship through Investec may be one of your smartest moves yet. The award of our scholarships is based on merit and not financial need.
The Good Work Foundation (GWF) is on a mission to lead a digitally empowered education model for rural Africa. The GWF is sponsored in part by Investec's Rhino Lifeline.
If you are studying towards a CA(SA) or an IT degree, applying for an Investec grad programme may be one of your smartest moves yet. We also offer exposure programmes for CA, IT and students on other degree paths.
World Readiness is open to students who previously benefited from Investec's CSI programmes. It is geared towards equipping learners with skills they will require when searching for a job or entering the world of work.