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WOW Students

School visits

Visits by WOW staff to schools offering information sessions on tertiary studies, as well as possible career choices. Furthermore, possible prospective students are identified and encouraged for further studies

High schools

Feb to Nov

WOW Day for Grade 12 learners

Grade 12 learners visit US Word festival and a special WOW day program is offered to them. Academic workshops in collaboration with WCED for NSC Papers are conducted, and motivational speakers have a nice interactive conversation with the learners. Information sessions on further study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are part of this program. The day ends with a visit to all the festivities at the US Word festivals.

Grade 12 - learners: Afrikaans HT / EAT

US Word festivals

WOW Day for Grade 12 educators

This is a program for the teachers of the visiting grade 12 learners. A forum discussion on issues within education takes place, as well as a writer’s program related to youth literature. Other valuable and educational information sessions also take place, as well as visits to the festivities at the US Word festival

Grade 12 - educators: Afrikaans HT / EAT

US Word festivals

WOW Mentorship Program

Senior students from WOW schools act as mentors to other WOW students. This mentorship includes academic support as well as adaptation to campus culture.

Students from WOW schools

Feb to Nov

WOW Student Assistants

WOW students are involved as assistants and help organizers in the WOW project’s actions. This provides the opportunity for mentoring between learners and WOW students with whom they can identify. WOW students also earn an extra income by providing academic support and service at the respective project actions

Registered US Students from WOW schools

Feb to Nov

WOW Matie Student support

WOW students are supported in various ways. Purchase of textbooks; Free meals at WOW Cafe; Printing and other administrative support; Welcome place to visit

Registered US Students from WOW schools

Feb to Nov

50 schools project

Prospective students from schools involved in the WOW project actions form part of this project. These prospective students are supported with the application process, NBT registration as well as administrative support with applying for financial support

Prospective students from WOW schools

March - Nov

WOW Juniors

Promising grade 10 and 11 learners from 10 WOW schools are identified, academically supported, and encouraged to work hard to advance tertiary studies in the US.

Prospective students from WOW schools

March - Nov