The Lebone II Summer Program is an eight-week program that provides students the opportunity to live and work at the Lebone II – College of the Royal Bafokeng in Phokeng, South Africa. Lebone II was established by former Kgosi (King) Mollwane Lebone Boikanyo Molotlegi in 1997. The College is located within the Royal Bafokeng Nation, the ethnic homeland of the Bafokeng people, a Setswana-speaking traditional community, in South Africa’s North West Province. Lebone II is a leading independent preparatory and secondary school for boys and girls.
The Center for African Studies and Lebone II seek capable student mentors who are self-starters and prepared to take on a variety of roles including tutoring, mentoring, and extracurricular advising. The success of each Lebone II student mentor cohort relies on the diverse skills, passions, and strengths of each of its team members.
Student mentors work closely with Lebone II students providing academic tutoring and mentorship across a wide range of subject areas. Mentors also help to plan and work at the week-long Lebone II Annual Leadership Festival. During their time with the program student mentors live within the village of Phokeng, providing a unique opportunity to experience a community with a strong African culture and tradition.