Sanlam last week handed over six bursaries to young deserving Namibians as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.
The students, Miryam Haufiku, NUST- Bachelor of Computer Science, Vilho David Nakalemo, UNAM- Bachelor of Science information and Technology, Alina Gervasius, UNAM-Bachelor of Accounting, Statin Siebritz, NUST- Bachelor of Computer Science, Celemens Nuunyango, NUST- Bachelor of Computer Science and Fredy Lineekela Embashu, NUST-Bachelor of Science-Applied Mathematics and Statistics, were selected from a pool of over 200 application.
Speaking at the hand over, Sanlam Group CEO Tertius Stears said the company remains committed to making a difference in the lives of everyday Namibians.
“Our education system is facing enormous challenges which prevent the Namibian child to get quality education and despite the many initiatives by government, education, especially at Tertiary level is not affordable to many students and thus call upon stakeholders including those in the private sector to come on board and do their part to assist government with these challenges,” he said.
According to the company, the Sanlam bursary scheme aims to reward well performing but disadvantage Namibian students, while contributing to the development of much needed skills in the fields of Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Administration and Actuarial Science.
Sanlam said to date over 50 students have benefited from the bursaries scheme, with some of previous beneficiaries having gone on to create their own business where they employ other Namibians, while some have taken up positions within Sanlam and other companies.