Educational Trust Provides Bursaries

Post 341 of 347

An educational trust set up by UNIZULU alumni has provided full bursaries to three northern KwaZulu-Natal matriculants. An awards ceremony was held at the Richards Bay Hotel on 11 January 2013 to celebrate the disbursements to the successful learners.

Musa Makhunga Nothani Education Trust Chairman and Managing Director of HR Matters said three learners out of a group of seven had been selected as recipients of the bursary. One of the learners chose to register with UNIZULU. He said: “The trust was founded in 2005 by Lindiwe Ngcobo, Sizwe Khumalo, Tandeka Dabula, Phiwo Thango and I. It aspires to empower and develop a positive mindset amongst disadvantaged youth. Bursary recipients are required to participate in voluntary work with a charity of their choice during the course of their studies. In addition, they are also expected to give back 10% of their earnings after finding employment. The funds generated will go towards the development of other students. Each trust fund recipient will also be assigned a mentor”.

Trust fund recipient, Nkosinathi Vincent Madela from Nhlangenyuke near Mtunzini, registered for his undergraduate degree in education last month. Madela is an academically deserving learner who excelled in Mathematics and Physical Science in the 2012 National Senior Certificate Exam. He said: “This bursary means a lot to me and I foresee a successful future. It’s a relief that I have a bursary to further my education”.

Issued by: Communications and Marketing Division