EY’s Next Generation Programme


Ingrid Martens screens Africa Shafted at the inspirational Next Generation Programme and gives away 3 DVD's to the 3 best answers as to how our young leaders of tomorrow will positively use the film in their communitie's to create dialogue about our differences and our commonalities.

About the Programme

The programme, managed by EY CSR Lead, Mandy Pakkiri, gives specially selected girls access to information, skills development and the right opportunities. The 2013 class of girls were selected from 11 Next Gen Schools from around the country, based on academic excellence, potential, motivation and determination to succeed. Girls also underwent psychometric assessment as part of the selection process, the results of which helped EY gain a better profile of the girls, their aptitude and career aspirations.

The Next Gen schools in both provinces were selected based on recommendations from the Department of Education, from which certain schools were shortlisted based on interest, level of engagement and support of the programme, academic performance and management of the school.

The Next Gen programme was launched in 2012 and the first matric class graduated with 80 percent gaining university level passes. Eight girls are currently in first year university at national and private universities. Two Next Gen girls, Lehlabile Dhavana and Nomthandazo Khanyi, were awarded full scholarships to the prestigious African Leadership Academy.

For more information about the programme, please contact:

Mandy Pakkiri | CSR Lead | Africa People Team

Ernst & Young Services (Pty) LTD

Wanderers Office Park, 52 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Gauteng 2196, South Africa

Office: +27 11 772 3113 | Fax: +27 11 772 4000 | mandy.pakkiri@za.ey.com

Cell: +27 76 191 5355

Website: http://www.ey.com

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