Investing in the youth

The first Community Chest Bursary Awards Seminar, aimed at inspiring and honouring bursary recipients, took place at the Cape Town Lodge. The respective programmes consist of bursaries awarded to selected students. Pictured are bursary recipients at the award seminar.

The first Community Chest bursary award seminar took place at the Cape Town Lodge in Buitengracht Street last week to celebrate students’ achievements throughout 2018.

Students who received bursaries from Thales and the Cornerstone Institute were treated to lunch and a keynote address by Proteas cricket player JP Duminy.

They also engaged in discussions with Lorenzo Davids, CEO of Community Chest Western Cape and Carol Gunter of Thales.

The first recipients of the bursary programme, which started in 2014, also attended the event. Through the respective programmes, mobile science kits were also supplied to schools, to stimulate a learning environment for maths and science.

“Through these programmes, we aim to invest in young South Africans to make sure that nothing hinders them on their pathway to success. It is in the country’s best interest to make sure they succeed,” said Mr Davids.

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