Two executive members of Rachel’s Angels visited Gansbaai Academia on the 30th January, 2012 to officially launch the Rachel’s Angels’ mentorship programme in the school. Mr Spurgeon-Haddon Wilson, project manager, and Ms Anthea Jacobs, project co-ordinator had a meeting with the principal, Mr Tommy Wilson and his staff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss finer details of the programme and to identify pupils from the Grade 11 class who will be mentored during 2012 and 2013.
The Rachel’s Angels empowerment project aims to contribute towards the building of excellence in high school education in the Western Cape. The programme includes regular campus visits, attending lectures and exposure to the world of business in the form of an entrepreneurial day, where learners are required to develop business plans and run a small business. Through this process – experiential learning, mentoring by peers, exposure to academic life and the realities of the business world – students and learners are taught skills that will adequately equip them to play a meaningful role in society. The programme is sponsored by Media 24. More information is available on the Rachel’s Angels Website
Gansbaai Academia was selected as one of the schools to join the 2012/2013 phase of the project after a lengthy selection process involving a written submission followed by interviews. The hard work of Mr Wilson and Ms Fortuin, department head, was rewarded when Mr Heindrich Wyngaard announced at the awards evening at the end of 2011 that Gansbaai Academia was one of the schools selected.
We will keep you updated with more info about Rachel’s Angels and the programme on this website.