Our bursary students are currently in Grade 11, and have been with us for 3 years.
Offering of bursaries to children from underprivileged backgrounds, for their entire high school career. We currently have 6 children that have been selected for these bursaries. We also offer bursaries to children attending Special Needs Schools and currently have 2 children on this programme.
Tertiary bursaries for young people from low income families that would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue their studies.
The aim of the Foundation is not to “plug holes” but to make a long-term, sustainable difference to the socioeconomic problems in our country. It is our firm belief that it is through education that we can make a difference to this, and future generations.
How We Make Our Selection Of Recipients
For the children going to high school on bursaries, we approach a large number of primary school principals for their input on who they feel would be suitable candidates for a bursary based on academic, sporting and cultural participation of the child, a financial need within the family, and someone that they believe will not only benefit from the bursary, but will give the child an opportunity to soar. Once we have received the applications, these are reviewed by the schools they will be attending as well as the Board members of the Foundation. From this, a shortlist is drawn up and the children and their parents attend an interview with the Principal of the school as well as members of the Foundation Board.
How We Choose The Schools Were We Place The Children
We believe that when we award a child a bursary through the Flight Centre Foundation, we not only have a financial obligation to the child, but a responsibility for their emotional well-being. We believe that the schools that we choose should have as much of a vested interest in the overall well-being of the child as we do, high a strong school ethos, instill in the children a culture of social responsibility to those less fortunate and have the staff, such as social workers, counselors and psychologists, to help our children with the transition.
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Our Bursary Students
Wednesday, 11th January 2017, saw the first of our bursary scholars start at Trinityhouse, Randpark Ridge. Although they were a little nervous, all three were very excited to be there.
Our bursary scholars at Trinityhouse are:
Bursary Students From Trinity High School
Victor was Head Boy at Boskop Primary in his Grade 7 year. He has maintained a 90%+ average right through school and hopes to be an entrepreneur one day. He takes part in most sports and cultural activities, ranging from soccer to Irish dancing! He took part in an outreach programme organized by Eagle Canyon Golf club, and they were so impressed with him, that they have extended the invitation for him to play at Eagle Canyon.Read more
Nkoki was prevously at Cliffview Primary, and was a prefect in her final year. Nkoki is bubbly and outgoing, and loves sport, in particular hockey and swimming. She has just got her new hockey kit and will be taking part in trials next week, and had her first gala on the 13th January. Her favourite subjects are Maths and Science, and she would love to study Sports Science in the future. She lives with her Mom.Read more
Melissa was a prefect at Boskop Primary last year in her final year of junior school. Melissa is fairly reserved, and would like to be a Biochemist one day and find the cure for cancer. Melissa lost her mom to cancer 2 years ago. She is being brought up by her Dad, together with her older brother and younger sister. Melissa excels at academics and achieved an 80%+ average in her final year of junior school.Read more
De La Salle Holy Cross College
Bursary Students at De La Salle High School
Zethu was deputy head girl at Citykidz School last year. She is fairly reserved, but friendly and always well mannered and polite. She lives with her Mom and has two older siblings. She enjoys swimming , netball, drama and choir and would like to be an air traffic controller one day. She is strong academically and maintains at 75%+ average.Read more
We welcome our newest bursary scholar Thabang Dube. Thabang completed his primary school education at Northcliff Primary, and will now be attending De La Salle Holy Cross College. Thabang lives in Windsor with his Mom and Dad. Thabang’s favourite subject is Mathematics and he enjoys playing hockey.Read more
Tawana was Head Girl at Citykidz School in her Grade 7 year and has an over 85% academic average. She enjoys playing netball and singing in the choir. Tawana lives with her Mom – who is a teacher – and her younger brother. Tawana is very well spoken and friendly, but can be reserved as well. Her ambition is to be a cardiologist one day.Read more
Sihle was previously at Cliffview Primary, and was a prefect in his Grade 7 year. Sihle is friendly and outgoing, and has a wonderfully positive outlook on life. His Mom is a domestic worker, and his long term goal is to be in a position to help his mom financially. Sihle plays soccer and cricket, and has won merit awards for drama. Sihle attended a cricket clinic at the school and was picked to play in the first match of the season.Read more