The City of Cape Town’s
Mayoral Committee has approved the list of beneficiaries for the Social
Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate’s first ever allocation
of grant-in-aid funding.
The matter will go before full
Council tomorrow for final approval.
At the beginning of the 2015/16 financial
year, the Directorate issued a call for community organisations working across
the same areas of focus to apply for access to a share of the R2 million that
was made available.
Mayoral Committee Member for
Social Development and Early Childhood Development, Suzette Little says…..
Youth of today are our future generation of leaders and the best legacy we can
leave behind is to up-skill them and given the tools to take this country
says “The tough economic climate is increasingly taking its toll on households
with many having to prioritise basic necessities to survive.”
added that “This means less or no income left to fund tertiary studies and
often may learners have to go out and seek employment to supplement household
of further education just perpetuates the cycle of poverty. We therefore see
our external bursary program as one of our key projects to create economic
freedom for our future generation of residents. External bursaries were handed
to 80 students today towards students who are going to study in more than 40
fields for the 2016 academic year. They were chosen out of 3 816 bursary
applications, and mentors will be assigned to each student, and upon completion
of their studies, they will be placed in the funded position at the City of
Cape Town for the period of the same duration for which the bursary was
granted, she concluded”
Labels: 80 students awarded study bursaries by the City of Cape Town