In a bid to uplift and educate the community, ICESA Education, a prominent private education provider in KwaZulu-Natal, and Isibani, a newly established community newspaper, have partnered in a R100,000 bursary programme for disadvantaged matric students. The bursary handover took place at a media event on 1 March 2013, at the SABC building in Durban.
(Left to Right) Mr Ronie Pakkiri, Academic Manager at ICESA, Mr James Nkosi, Editor-in-chief of Isibani newspaper, Mbali Tsalong, Sales Manager at ICESA, Dr Peter Munns, President of the South Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Carol Spence, General Manager at ICESA.
According to the Isibani Editor in Chief, Mr James Nkosi, "A special thank you to Leo Chetty and the ICESA team for their generosity, and for joining hands with Isibani to uplift our communities."
ICESA is a private education institution and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to offer both full-time and part-time courses across a broad range of disciplines, from business to fashion. ICESA recognises the importance of developing job skills that are currently in demand in the workplace, and therefore our academic programmes are designed with this in mind. This means that ICESA is the best place to help students get started on their chosen career path. We have two campuses located in Durban, i.e. City Campus and Matric School, and another campus in Pietermaritzburg.
The event was attended by prominent members of local society such as Dr Peter Munns, President of the South Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as one of the keynote speakers, Mr Mathumo Manaka, Communications Manager at SABC KZN, who commented, "As a society, we have shared responsibilities and we need partnerships. I personally am very passionate about community engagement and look forward to growing this partnership with Isibani and ICESA Education, who are one of the South African pioneers in education."
Every year, ICESA allocates a budget for the provision of bursaries to deserving students, who would have otherwise not been able to study. These students come from communities that are ranked amongst the poorest in the country. This initiative is in line with our corporate social investment strategy. "The education of our young people is very important to us and by offering these ICESA bursaries to deserving candidates, we believe that we are making a positive contribution to the education landscape," explains Carol Spence, General Manager of ICESA Education.
The bursaries will be allocated to students who excel in academia, and come from rural areas throughout KwaZulu-Natal such as Amajuba in Newscastle. Matriculants should not miss this exciting opportunity by looking out for adverts in the next issue of the Isibani newspaper on 8 March 2013, inviting them to apply for the bursaries.
For more information, visit the ICESA website on www.icesa.co.za