7 Pounds Student Uplifting Program
7 Pounds is a registered Public Benefit Organisation Exemption no 930034815. The vision of 7 Pounds is to help promising, young people in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding areas from children’s homes to study at a tertiary institution and to help them succeed at the highest possible level. It is an organisation that will take young people out of their negative environment and place them in a positive one where they will get all the support they need to succeed (finances, time to study, a better study environment, resources, a support team, and a mentorship program). The organisation will pay for everything that the candidate needs: study fees, textbooks, accommodation, food, transport, assessment tests, a leadership summit/development weekend seminar as part of the mentorship program and 6 sessions a year with Chris Breedt, a clinical psychologist. After the completion of their studies the organisation will try and help the candidate to find work and support them for a further 3 months. We currently have one student in her 3rd year studying Logistics and one in her 1st year studying Human Resource Management. Both at NMMU in Port Elizabeth. We have 13 applicants currently in our mentorship program.