Thursday, May 03, 2007

Selection Process

Sail Training International tasked Cape Windjammers and Izivunguvungu to select and prepare a team of four youth representing South Africa's social and cultural diversity. In a first step we invited 25 youth from six different organizations to apply. After a short interview and the assessment of an essay written by the youth we short listed 10 candidates at the end of March 2007. The selection of the final four is based on five selection workshops in April and May, in which the candidates have to demonstrate:
  • seawiseness and ability to perform under tough conditions
  • articulateness-ability to express themselves both in written and spoken word
  • team work, interaction with others, being a proud South African team member
  • commitment, responsibility, self initiative
The 10 shortlisted candidates:

Sarah-Leigh Enticott (21, Western Cape Sea Scouts), Marlon Jones (18, Izivunguvungu Sailing School), Daphné Jacobs (17, Izivunguvungu Sailing School), Sakhekile Qoyi (17, Trinity International Project), Belinda Mabilwana (20, South African Youth Ministers Program), Thandikhaya Ncosani (25, South African Youth Ministers Program), Valentino Scholtz (16, Christel House South Africa), Nonkanyiso Maki (16, False Bay College Boat Building Academy), Theo Braaf (18, False Bay College Boat Building Academy), Kelvin Jollifee (19, False Bay College Boat Building Academy)