Summer of Service (SOS) Programme
What is the Summer of Service?
Summer of Service (SOS) is a competition conceptualised, developed and executed by the I Believe Initiative, an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme For Excellence. This competition seeks to encourage youth who are matriculating or are completing their first undergraduate year to dedicate their summer to a worthy cause while vying for prizes that will help them achieve a tertiary education. The voluntary service must be completed within a specified period usually amounting to eight weeks.
This competition rewards academic excellence while promoting volunteerism among our youth. At a point in time the IBI Team noticed a downward trend in volunteerism among youth and bearing in mind the IBI objectives, the Summer of Service (SOS) was conceptualised.