The Vision

The development of The Renaissance Group Global Ambassadors program was inspired by the students of Inanda Comprehensive High school in Durban, South Africa. Despite their impoverished home environment and orphan status these students are motivated, inspired and hardworking.

The program was developed to inspire self-motivation, and build self-esteem through continued support to students through  mentorship and monthly workshops. All students from within the Bhambayi community can apply. Currently TRG has students from 4 local high schools and 1 local orphanage in the program.

Program Description

Students who have overcome tremendous hardships and special circumstances while demonstrating academic excellence and campus and community leadership are invited to apply to the program. It is mandatory that scholars attend the monthly Leadership Academy and Annual Leadership Conference. Topics for the monthly sessions include careers of the future, HIV/AIDs prevention, healthy eating, and how to prepare for life after matric.

Students are also required to complete (2) community service activities each year. Past activities have included cleaning a nursing home, planting a garden at a local pre-school, and reading to students at a local preschool.

Scholar Benefits

  • Free program costs

  • Participation in the entrepreneurship challenge for business start up funds

  • One brand new school uniform  Learn More… 

  • Assistance in applying for universities  and US and South African internships

  • Letters of recommendation

Program Requirements

  • Attend ten of the twelve monthly Leadership Academy sessions

  • Attend the annual Leadership Conference

  • Participate in two community service projects throughout the year

Applicant Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a high school and/or residence in the Bhambayi and Inanda Newtown C settlements in KwaZulu-Natal

  • Completion of the scholarship application including essay and references.

  • Present an official grade report from their current school.

  • Demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship, comunity engagement, and education.

Preference is given to orphans and those students with significant financial barriers who meet the other qualifications.