TSiBA Eden Shines Gold
at Impumelelo Award Ceremony
As one of 25 best-practice projects around South Africa, the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has won a Gold Award from the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre. The Awards reward organisations implementing innovative, well-managed and replicable models addressing a variety of South Africa’s social challenges.
TSiBA Eden was applauded on being an exceptional model for rural tertiary education. These Awards help create awareness and provide a common forum to bring government and civil society together to enable the sharing of ideas and networks to plan for a better South Africa for all.
TSiBA Eden’s rural, residential, scholarship-funded education model is an innovative education solution to sustainably address financial inequality and environmental issues facing South Africa. TSiBA Eden is the only provider of a rural tertiary education business and entrepreneurship programme in the country. For example, TSiBA Eden’s sustained year-on-year’s graduate placement rate in further tertiary study or employment is 82%.
TSiBA Eden aims to solve the desperate need for South Africa to produce a new generation of social and environmentally aware entrepreneurial leaders the nation needs in government, business and the non-profit sector. At the heart of the TSiBA Eden philosophy is an integrated emphasis on educating students in business administration and management whilst incorporating environmental stewardship into the programme. Personal development and leadership are vital focus areas to create employable graduates.
Successful applicants are awarded full tuition scholarships and are not required to pay back their scholarship, but to rather Pay it Forward in their communities. TSiBA receives no funds from government but by corporate South Africa, foundations, philanthropists and income generating activities.