Rotary Club of Phoenix empowers tertiary students

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Mrs Gounden and previous recipient Ms, Leesha Gounden, president, Anben Thulkanum of the Rotary Club of Phoenix, Rotarian, Sharm Moodley, Ms Yashini Govender (current recipient) and her mum, Mrs Govender.

The Rotary Club of Phoenix is ecstatic to announce that they are now inviting tertiary students to apply for a bursary towards tuition fees.
This project was initiated seven years ago so that tertiary students could have the opportunity to further their studies either at a university, technical university, FET college or TVET college.
The intention is to empower and change the circumstances of those less fortunate students. Education is a gift that lives on and this is something the club believes in.
They recognised that there are numerous hardworking and intelligent young minds who do not have the financial means to further their education.
Hence, the club decided to initiate the project and contribute towards the tuition of one student at a time until completion of their studies.
This was a joint initiative between the Rotary Club of Phoenix and attorney, Sharm Moodley, who is also a Rotarian.
This year, the club has engaged another sponsor, Mr Shaun Govender, who is a generous contributor to some of the club’s other community projects.
The community can also contribute this year. The club has engaged in an exciting venture with the Cornubia Mall during the season of love. On February 13 and 14, anyone visiting the mall can join the club and take their own photographs at the romantic photo garden at the food court.
The first recipient of the bursary project was Miss Leesha Gounden, whose tuition fees were fully paid by the club for four years, amounting to R107, 940, 49. She completed her degree in education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and she is now employed.

The club’s second recipient, Miss Yashini Govender has completed her bachelor of commerce degree in 2018. She too produced excellent results.
Both these young ladies have made their families and the club proud by producing excellent results every year.
Both recipients and their families expressed their gratitude to the club as it lessens the burden and it lends a hand in changing their circumstances.
The Rotary Club of Phoenix wishes both young ladies all the best in their future endeavours.
Good academic results, financial need and good character are important criteria for selection.
The recipient must also engage with the club by assisting members during community projects. The aim is to develop the skills of the recipients and empower them to be socially responsible.
The successful candidate will receive R20, 000 towards his/her tuition for each year of study as long as the candidate maintains good results.
A candidate does not have to be a first year student. As this is a partial bursary, the candidate must have the means to pay the remaining amount.
“The club welcomes applications from interested individuals. Kindly email a short CV, academic record, a motivation on why you should be granted the bursary and proof of your parents income to [email protected],” said members of the club.
The closing date for applicants is the March 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.
If the applicant does not hear from the Rotary Club of Phoenix by April 1, 2019, please accept this as an unsuccessful application.

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