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Experiential learning and engagement

Be the Change

We know that learning and education are key tools to help drive social change, which is why we are always looking beyond our campus to engage with the wider community.

Our Experiential Learning & Engagement Department supports IIE MSA students and staff as they partner with various organisations and individuals, both locally and nationally. We embrace active, committed, creative, innovative and mutually beneficial relationships that advance goodwill with individuals and groups in all sectors of society.

We support a number of successful student-led projects and have an active robust student volunteer community; in 2016 our students volunteered more than 11 000 hours of their time.
Volunteers can apply for training to help them run their projects, so you could improve your skills in areas such as:

  • Leadership

  • Project management and implementation

  • Communication and business writing

  • Financial management

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Report writing
    Report writing

  • Working with vulnerable communities

By participating in one of our many initiatives, you will enhance your leadership skills as well as become an active citizen driving real change.

The IIE MSA Student Volunteer Programme

The programme provides an opportunity for you to use your skills to volunteer in and lead social change programmes. You will be able to join in with a variety of student-led programmes, including the ones listed below.


Every Saturday, Grade 4-6 pupils from surrounding primary schools visit our campus for Maths and Literacy tutoring. Sixty-seven IIE MSA students volunteered as tutors in 2018, giving these scholars individual attention that allows them to develop a mentoring relationship and track each pupil’s development.


Student volunteers provide tutoring to local high school learners, teaching Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, English, Geography, Life Sciences, Maths and Physical Science. In 2018, 23 of our students tutored at LIV Lanseria (formerly known as Refilwe Community Project) providing homework assistance and revision sessions for matric learners.


This soft skills and development programme offers weekly workshops for 45 Grade 9 pupils from nearby communities. You could be helping pupils to choose school subjects with their career prospects in mind or give lessons on self-awareness, conflict management, communication skills, self-esteem, time management, goal setting, work exploration, community resources, relationship dynamics and sexuality.