Sports Skills for Life Skills (SS4LS) is a sport/educational non-profit organisation (NGO) in South Africa that assists primarily young cricket players from mostly marginalized communities to gain access to further education.
Academically they attempt to ensure that the prospective participants enroll for a course most suitable for their vocational aspirations. Once registered, the program monitors the academic progress of each participant by checking on their class attendance, arranging subject tutors where needed, pulling the academic results of each participant every six months, and sitting down with each candidate during an academic debriefing session discussing their university experience.
The SS4LS Academic Support Program has been in place for the past decade and has been refined and developed to meet the ever-changing needs of our beneficiaries.
The SS4LS Academic support program is currently guided by three key principles.
- Increase Employability – through the facilitation of capacity building courses and certificates.
- Maintain Motivation – through the creation and implementation of career pathways.
- Provide Support and Guidance – through the athlete mentorship and tutoring program
There is no limit to the number of courses you can complete, however consultation with the Academic Manager before commencement is advised to ensure the core competencies are identified and then covered. SS4LS and Saylor Academy have recommended the following courses to help you to get started.
Also, SS4LS students can share certificates to potential employers, schools or other contacts on sites like LinkedIn or other professional portfolios. To learn more about sharing certificates, please click here.