The Bursary Evening is one of the most important events of the year for the Norwegian Liaison Committee (NLC) of the Rotary Club of Wynberg. Even more so, it is the highlight of the school year for 7 schools on the Cape Flats. On that evening, learners from 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools are given bursaries to assist them to cover for expenses through their school year.
Every year approximately 400 learners receive bursaries. The recipients are selected by the schools’ principals and teachers, and the NLC this year disbursed 720.000 rand. The funds are raised by students in 2 schools in Norway. They do fundraising in different ways throughout the school year, and have been contributing to this project for 17 years.
The Norwegian schools send a small delegation of 4 students and 2 teachers to Cape Town sometimes in November, when the Bursary Evening takes place. The visitors who are guests of the Rotary Club of Wynberg, spend time at the 7 schools, where they can see the need to continue with the bursaries. They return to Norway, where they inspire students and teachers to carry on with the fundraising.
This year’s Bursary Evening was held in the beautiful new hall of Die Duine Primary School, where families, students, teachers and visitors enjoyed a wonderful evening.
The following article appeared in Peoples Post of 1st November 2016.