Mastercard Foundation Scholars are selected based on their demonstrated intention to carry out positive change within their communities. The Scholars are then taken through a series of workshops aimed at leadership development, teamwork and mentorship training, problem identification and problem-solving.
Scholars are exposed to different versions of leadership and begin to develop their own personal leadership traits.
These leadership workshops further prepare Scholars to be active members and contributors to their own communities post-graduation. The leadership development opportunities which Scholars can expect to participate in include:
Financial literacy workshop
Annual hike with the Vice Chancellor at UCT
Annual leadership camp
Motivational speaker events
Conflict management workshop
Racial discrimination workshop
Leadership training workshops (i.e. African approach to personal development)
Cultural awareness events (I.e. visits to Robben island and various heritage/cultural history sights)
International Service Day
Annual MCF Awards ceremony in recognition of Scholar achievements