Opportunities for participating students and expectations
The OXCAMP mentorship scheme is currently focused on young talents in senior high schools in Africa. The scheme is designed to accomplish two main goals.
The first goal is to identify and nurture young talents in Africa through our carefully selected mentors who are highly accomplished in their field of study.
The second goal is to inspire our students to aim high and become the best they can be in their chosen fields of study and profession with the expectation that they will use their talents, skills and expertise to address social problems and challenges to help improve the lives of people in their communities and in Africa.
The mentorship scheme is therefore designed with strong monitoring mechanisms to ensure that its intended goals are achieved. Our mentors are highly selected individuals who are accomplished in their chosen fields of study; they include students, academics, research scientists and professionals in leading institutions and corporations across across the world. We are therefore keen to ensure that the time and energy they invest in our students are worthwhile.
We therefore expect our students to exhibit core values such as commitment, effective time management, service and care for others, and to take pride representing their school, their peers and community in this special and highly competitive initiative for Africa’s young talents.
As part of the mentorship, we organise annual summer school at university of Cambridge for a select few in the mentorship scheme. The cost of the summer school is borne by the students. However, we have limited scholarship for needy but brilliant students who would qualify based on our criteria.
There are also other funding schemes such as the OXCAMP University Application Fund (OUPF) to support brilliant students apply to top unversities to pursue their academic interest.
Participating schools and countries
Here are examples of schools and and countries where we have students participating in the Oxcamp mentorship programme
Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Accra, Ghana
Prempeh College, Kumasi, Ghana
Opoku Ware School, Kumasi, Ghana
St Monica’s Senior High School, Asante-Mampong, Ghana
St Joseph Secondary, Asante-Mampong, Ghana
Nsutaman Catholic Senior High, Ghana
St Joseph Secondary School, Calabar, Nigeria
Holy Child Girl’s Secondary School, Calabar, Nigeria
Ribane-Laka High School, Pretoria, South Africa
Stanza Bopape High School, Pretoria, South Africa
Gambia Secondary School, The Gambia
St Joseph Secondary School, The Gambia
Nusrat Senior Secondary, The Gambia
There is limited funding and sponsorship packages available for some of our brightest but needy students for attend summer school. Based on donations and the generosity of our sponsor, we are able to give our brightest but needy students the opportunity to attend our summer school programme at Cambridge University.
We have a strict eligibility criteria in place to ensure that the truly deserving students are considered for the sponsorship package. The selection procedure may include recommendation by mentor, face-to-face panel interview and references from the headteacher or community leader. Applicants will also be required to provide certain evidence to support their sponsorship application
We also have other sponsorship packages for the brightest but needy students to register and prepare for key international examinations such as SAT and CIE as well as take part in International academic competitions that would enhance their chances of gaining scholarships to prestigious universities to pursue their dreams. Also as part of the sponsorship scheme for our brilliant but needy students is OXCAMP University Application Fund (OUPF) to take care of university application fees for such students.