"If I want to encourage young
people back home to get to where I am,
I have to be an example."
“Now my son will have the opportunities
to make his dreams come true.”
“Today I work in a male dominated work force.
My father would be so proud of me.”

Cambridge Global Leaders Programme

The Tiso Foundation’s continued commitment to the upliftment and development of South Africa’s youth, through education and skills development has led our the partnership with the University of Cambridge as part of its Global Leaders Scholarship Programme. The aim of this project is to award outstanding but disadvantaged black South Africans the opportunity to complete their Master’s degree at one of the world’s foremost universities.

The Tiso Foundation in collaboration with Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust will provide funding for two students each year for five years to complete a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge across a wide variety of subjects. The Global Leaders programme was designed specifically to empower deserving young men and women in vital countries who would go on directly to invest in their nation’s future.

The Global Leaders Programme is based at Clare Hall, Cambridge University’s most international college and aims to educate over 100 students across an initial six year period from the developing and ‘emerging’ world. Global Leaders is working with charitable, corporate and governmental institutions worldwide to help foster the empowerment of young men and women in vital territories with a particular emphasis on Africa and the Middle East. The University currently educates a very low number of students from these regions and the intention of Global Leaders is to change this state of affairs, for good. Global Leaders will work with educational and commercial institutions in-country to help create professional opportunities for students on their return to South Africa.

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