Three more students from Loeriesfontein have been awarded scholarships that will help them in furthering their tertiary studies.
MORE students from Loeriesfontein have been awarded scholarships that will help them in furthering their studies.
The three new bursary students form part of a group of 12 students in Loeriesfontein who are already receiving funding as part of the Khobab Wind Farm Bursary Programme, which seeks to help Loeriesfontein community members, particularly youth, to pursue higher education and follow their dreams.
The economic development manager for Khobab Wind Farm, Vanessa Fredericks, said the bursary programme provides an opportunity for community members to access and achieve a tertiary education at any accredited higher institution in South Africa.
“Given the exorbitant costs associated with tertiary studies, many students may not be able to afford to attend a higher education institution,” said Fredericks.
Among the beneficiaries is Marileze Syster, who is currently pursuing a Diploma in Management Assistance at Boland College in Paarl.
There is also Maleting Hugo, who is studying towards a Certificate in Social Work at Hugenote College in Wellington.
Jade Nel is studying towards a Diploma in Animal Production at the International Agricultural Academy for Africa in Bloemfontein.
This year, six of the 12 students funded by the programme will be graduating.
One of the students is Grantham Nel, a final year B.Ed student at the University of Stellenbosch.
He said the bursary gave him the opportunity to pursue his dreams and allowed him to do so without putting a financial burden on his family:
“Although studies have been hard, I have been able to keep up with them. Upon completing my studies, I would like to start teaching at a school. I would like to make a significant difference in the lives of children and be the best version of myself,” said Nel.