The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is an independent and aspirational initiative birthed out of Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Endowment. As a premium scholarship provider, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has close, country-wide contact with school principals and teachers in identifying South Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurial talent.
Do you want to play a leading role in developing our country and see the classroom as a powerful channel to do so? The Fellowship aims to achieve its vision by identifying, educating and equipping demographically diverse individuals who have the potential to excel and make a significant impact in education.
The quality of teachers is a seminal and binding constraint for truly unlocking human potential that fundamentally underpins the success of South Africa’s young democracy. To support this, what is needed is for the classroom to be seen for the vehicle of change. In short, we want to make the strongest possible case and provide the greatest possible support for our best students to become our best teachers.