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KISTEFOS AS - OPPORTUNITY BURSARY FUND PROGRAMME

Funded by: Kistefos, Norway

Programme Manager: Luke Baisley

Sector: Education

KISTEFOS AS - OPPORTUNITY  BURSARY FUND PROGRAMME

24 Bursaries to complete studies at Rhodes University and Stellenbosch University.

Bursaries include tuition and living expenses. Universities provide dedicated support and acknowledge and publicise Kistefos A.S. funding.

12 Bursaries have been awarded for 2020. 5 Bursaries have been awarded at Rhodes University and 7 Bursaries at Stellenbosch University. 

Results: 12 Students had passed their studies in 2019. 

One student had completed her degree and ended her scholarship.

One additional student has joined the existing 11 students that are continuing their students.

One Kistefos student from Rhodes transferring to Stellenbosch.

COVID 19 lockdown has prevented further uptake of new students as Universities are not enrolling new students. Data and airtime are provided the students to allow continuation of studies remotely. Next year will include 12 new students (24)

Acknowledgements:

Kistefos AS is a Norwegian investment company owned by Mr. Christen Sveaas.

The investment portfolio includes shareholding in Norwegian and foreign companies within the fields of offshore, shipping, financial services, telecommunication and real estate.

Kistefos AS under its social programme has given considerable support to various educational causes as well as a programme in Eastern Cape, South Africa to combat HIV/Aids with special emphasis on “mother to child transmission” of HIV.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Kistefos AS for their valuable support.

 

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