SSP Students Honoured in City Hall Ceremony
On Saturday evening, 25 January, our SSP students attended the graduation of the Class of 2019 at Johannesburg City Hall. This prestigious ceremony was attended by students and their families, mentors, sponsors, staff, SSP alumni and other esteemed guests, and also included prize-giving for students in the younger grades. The Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) was founded 20 years ago as a leadership development programme to nurture future leaders for South Africa. In this time, the programme has assisted thousands of students, many of whom are now prominent individuals in the South African business and entertainment worlds.
Three of the Girls’ College students were recognised as top achievers in their grades (there are approximately 20–25 students in each grade currently enrolled in the SSP Programme). This is a remarkable achievement, considering that SSP candidates are hand-picked and therefore often the top achievers within their respective schools. Thando Zwane (Gr 10, 2019) placed 3rd in the grade for English, as well as 3rd in the grade overall. Daisy Ndebele (Grade 10, 2019) placed 3rd for accounting. Zethulele Qwabe (Grade 9, 2019) placed 3rd in the grade for natural sciences and 2nd in the grade for life sciences. SSP students from the Boys’ College also featured prominently in the list of award recipients and we are proud of all our students for their achievements.