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Four deserving South African youth awarded bursaries

Retailer TFG has once again put its words, “Educate2Empower”, into action by awarding four deserving candidates full bursaries for 2019.

Three candidates from The University of the Western Cape (UWC) - Sphamandla May, Morongwa Mangope and Shaquille Samsodien - have received the TFG Eliot Osrin bursary while Soraya Reid has received the ‘Your Fashion Future’ bursary and can now attend high-profile fashion school, FEDISA. The students will now be able to focus on their studies without worrying about the financial burden while they work towards their dreams.

Mymoena Mooradd, CSI manager at TFG, says that the commitment TFG has made towards enabling access to quality education is not lip service, “We understand that access to education can change not only one life, but a family and community. That’s why we focus on finding good students who are committed and giving them the support they need in order to succeed. TFG bursaries cover more than just tuition fees, we take a holistic approach.”

Each candidate will receive a life-changing bursary covering tuition fees and text books, accommodation, a monthly allowance, cellphone and laptop, food allowance and travel expenses.

“Just as importantly, these bursaries include one-on-one support and the opportunity to work at one of the biggest retailers in Africa, TFG. Regardless of their field of study, we’ve prepared a pipeline that embraces graduates and eases them into the transition from student to employee,” says Jo Blake, Senior Manager: Talent Acquisition.

To date, TFG has spent over R5 million on bursaries and will continue to offer opportunities to the youth of South Africa.

The messages from all four candidates were identical – “Thank you for believing in me.”

30 Nov 2018 10:48