Driving to Success
The Driving to Success (DTS) campaign which aims to inform young people in KwaZulu-Natal about how to access tertiary education has been launched on UKZN's Westville campus.
The campaign, supported by a variety of sponsors, is the brainchild of student Mr Khethani Njoko, who is running the operation with the support of colleagues.
The primary objective is to equip learners with the necessary tools to make the transition to higher education as smooth and as effective as possible.
Representatives of the programme will visit schools, particularly in rural areas where there is a lack of career guidance, and advise learners about access - including the availability of financial aid - to tertiary institutions in an effort to enable them to prepare adequately for the road ahead.
The campaign also hopes to help supply learners with food and uniforms and educate them on a variety of public health issues such as HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases
Objectives include the following:
- Provide clarity and proper guidance in terms of career paths
- Provide information on financial assistance available for students
-Assist learners to excel in all spheres of life
-Build healthy graduates for the future
-Emphasise the importance of education
-Assist learners to reach their goals
-Help young people in the transition from childhood to adulthood.