What's the Problem?
Only 15% of South African students graduate from tertiary institutions. Why?
For the most part, academic readiness is dealt with by academic institutions whilst the private sector, the state and institutions, to a large extent have developed ways to address financial aid challenges. Through extensive research it has been shown that existing initiatives miss the mark when it comes to providing psycho social support to students who in turn mistrust the various campus based solutions. SpreadLuv wants to provide a new, more integrated approach and solution to campuses across the country.
SpreadLuv’s Unique Solution
What we know is that students who socially integrate:
SpreadLuv’s Model integrates a Number of different approaches creating a variety of benefits to student
|Mentoring Model||Benefit Theory|
|Access to Mentoring||Improved academic achievement and retention|
|Peer Mentoring||Improved personal support and info sharing|
|Service learning||Promote student learning and development|
|Student Based Seminars||
Higher graduation rates
Improved self confidence
|Social Network Theory||Large and diverse social networks improve upward mobility and social adaptation|
- Brings together students and professionals with similar experiences
- Open, peer-led discussion
- Work for SpreadLuv as a Career Guide 3 times a year
- Exposure to a professional in your chosen profession
- Job shadow OR
- one-on-one interview session
We offer a multi-pronged approach with the hope of creating a process of active learning and teaching for each student. We aim to create better equipped young professionals with the tools to excel in and out of their careers.
Topics of Conversation
What We Expect From Participants
Volunteers have the option of participating on 3 different levels. A volunteer may choose one or more options.
- Participate in one more seminars
- Have personal experience with topic and be willing to share thier experience openly
- Have professional knowledge in particular topic and can speak with authority on the topic
- Either allow student to shadow you at work for a period of your choice OR
- Have one meeting with student relating to career goals OR