- Former Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Laurel has partnered with The Regenesys Foundation to bring a programme that will make quality education available to everyone.
- The programme offers 500 financially disadvantaged South Africans the opportunity to get an internationally recognised qualification at R500 a month until the completion of their qualification.
- The foundation further prepares graduates for interviews through work readiness classes and assists with job placement.
Former Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Laurel has partnered with Regenesys Foundation to help South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds obtain a quality education at an affordable price.
Speaking to Channel24, Sasha-Lee admits that the quest for free education remains a "difficult one"; however, she is excited about partnering with an institution that is willing to "look how they can make a difference". (read the full interview here)
The programme, which launched on Wednesday, offers 500 South African residents the opportunity to get an internationally recognised qualification in Business, Accountancy, or Public Management from Regenesys Business School - at a capped amount of R500 per month until the completion of their qualification.
- Applications are open to South African residents with a minimum entry requirement of an NQF level 4 certificate (matric certificate).
- Student pay no registration fees, no textbook fees and no ITC check is required.
- The programme is also open to those who want to pursue a postgraduate qualification - excluding the doctorate programme.
- Students pay R500 per month, capped until graduation,
- Once the students graduate, they'll receive a 60 % subsidy towards the premium cost of what it would have been to obtain that particular qualification.
- The outstanding amount would only be settled after the graduate obtains full-time employment.
With all courses offered online, there are no travel expenses, and students can access the material anywhere and anytime.
"Your education won't get in the way of your employment. For many people, the cost of getting an education is their livelihood. So we don't want to be in a position where we take away people's opportunity to get an income. Not all of us can study full-time. We have to see to our families, and we have to see to ourselves."
The foundation further collaborates with Dananda Talent placement agency to prepare graduates for interviews through work readiness classes. Assisting graduates to secure interviews increasing their success rate in securing employment.
For more information on how to download an application form, follow Sasha-Lee on Instagram. After application, an outcome will be received within 72 hours of submission.
Admission into the programme is limited to 500 applications. The closing date is 31 July 2021.