The National Students Financial Aid Scheme, funded by the department of higher Education and Training has assisted learners who are in matric to apply for financial assistance at Bulwer hall. The scheme is meant to provide financial support to the underprivileged undergraduate students to help them afford to pay for their studies in tertiary. The program was organized by an NPO named Simama from center for career and professional development, together with NSFAS. The NPOs founder, Nokuthula Siqwayi said they managed to help 50 of the the matrics and they plan to do something that will be like a pop-up store, so to assist kids from the most deep rural areas.
"Several people from in and around Kokstad come to my house for my assistance, that brings me joy,"she said. The matrics are preparing for their final exam from the 5th of November and at the same time they have to plan for the post-matric life by applying for financial support and choosing careers. Soqwayi urged matrics to use this opportunity to secure themselves a future, to apply for both exams and being accepted in University.
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