ABF Vital Support Fund opens bursary applications and announces sub-committee
Alexander Leibner, Vice President of the ABF Vital Support Fund, visited the AAA School of Advertising to formally open the process for annual bursary applications.
"In a time where many organisations have cut back on bursaries, we're still fortunate to be able to invest in the future of the industry," says Alexander. "There is a huge need for internships for students and I encourage the industry and corporates to review their policies to create opportunities for students to gain experience and position themselves favourably for future employment."
The ABF were very fortunate to address the AAA students. Marilyn du Toit, who arranged the event, has been a stalwart in providing the ABF with opportunities like these. "Not only is it important for the students to know that the ABF care about education in our industry, but they also need to realise what we are about, as our organisation will materially affect their lives in our industry moving forward," Alex said.
The students were receptive to hearing about the ABF and are excited at the bursary opportunity. The following respected individuals have agreed to serve on the bursary sub-committee:
The ABF is a non-profit organisation helping those in the advertising, media and allied industries that have fallen on hard times. Amongst its many contributions, the ABF, in conjunction with Lifeline have a dedicated 24/7 call centre line for people in the Advertising, Media and related industries who need counselling or treatment for stress, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse problems. The ABF also provides study in the field to deserving, underprivileged students with institutions like the AAA School of Advertising.