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Local school graduates benefit from bursary programme

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Aries Solar Power Bursary Programme provides an opportunity to local school graduates to gain a tertiary education, with the hope that once qualified they will return home to the small town of Kenhardt and plough their skills back into the community.

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TWENTY-one-year-old Nicole Adams, from the rural Northern Cape town of Kenhardt, is a final-year law student at the North-West University, where she is pursuing an LLB degree thanks to the Aries Solar Power Bursary Programme.

Nicole is the second member of her family to have received a study bursary from Aries Solar Power, which is located 36km south-west of Kenhardt in the Kai !Garib Municipality, and has big plans to use this opportunity to eventually specialise in environmental law.

Being the youngest of five children, she completed school at Kenhardt High School, which is the direct and sole beneficiary of the Aries Solar Power Bursary Programme.

She managed to make it this far through the encouragement of her school science teacher to follow in her sister’s footsteps and she applied for financial study assistance.

The bursary covers Nicole’s tuition fees, book allowances, travel and accommodation costs, as well as day-to-day expenses through a stipend.

The programme was launched to provide an opportunity to local school graduates in order for them to gain a tertiary education, with the hope that once qualified these young people will return home to the small town of Kenhardt and plough their skills back into the community.

Nicole said that this is exactly what she plans to do.

“Although I originally intended to study chemical engineering, I chose law with the goal to combine two of my passions, which are law and science, in order to obtain a degree in environmental law. Further along the road, I would like to return to Kenhardt and give back to this community.”

The Aries Solar Power Bursary Programme, which commenced in October 2016, has already been beneficial to 12 local youth, who are now studying at various tertiary institutions.

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