Young people from poor, rural communities are much less likely to reach a decent level of education, compared to their peers from towns and cities.
The chances of success in life depends on the opportunities they have access to, the ability to capitalize on them, as well as motivation, determination, and personal aspirations.
The Educational Bursaries will offer a full support package (financial, counseling and guidance, personal development opportunities) to support school development and performance.
The ultimate aim is to ensure these young people continue their education, and attain relevant qualifications for the highly competitive job market.
Bursaries will be awarded in an open competition to pupils and students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who demonstrate the need for support, interest and determination for learning and involvement in shaping their own future.