TSiBA Produces 8th Mandela Rhodes Scholar
05 Nov 2016
“Being a recipient of one of the most prestigious scholarships in Africa, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, has been nothing but an amazing achievement. Words are not enough to describe how happy I am. Most importantly, I thank all those who have made this journey possible”.Tinashe Munyuki.
Early November is always a nail-biting time of the year for us as we await the outcome of the TSiBA Mandela Rhodes Scholarship applications. This year two TSiBA students were shortlisted from a pool of 8 000 applicants across Africa. The wait was over late last night with a call from Tinashe Munyuki to tell us the incredible news that he has been awarded a prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study next year.
Tinashe is currently a final year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student at TSiBA Cape Town and in the last stretch of completing his work internship in preparation for his graduation. Tinashe is a respected student leader, former SRC Chair and Social Entrepreneur at heart and we watch him begin this new journey with pride and a smile. Please join me in congratulating Tinashe on receiving this honour.
Tinashe is TSiBA’s 8th Mandela Rhodes Scholar in the 8 years TSiBA has graduated students with our Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is also the 14th to receive a prestigious scholarship award/ fellowship in the 14 years TSiBA has awarded youth scholarships to study our enriched programmes focusing on Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
We would like to thank you, as well as the whole TSiBA community, whose support enables us to achieve our vision of “Igniting Opportunity” - our students, staff, volunteers, lecturers, tutors, mentors, donors, preferred suppliers and friends for creating a platform for our talented and beautiful youth to launch into the future where the sky is the limit.
Thanks to your support we will continue to help weave the fabric of a strong and healthy society through education.
Yours in Igniting Opportunity,