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Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and George in the Southern Cape.
Prestigeous travel bursary for NMMU student
Congratulations to Honours in Politcal Sciences student, Samantha Beynon (pictured above with Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Teaching & Learning, Professor Denise Zinn), who has been selected as an Abe Bailey Travel Bursary recipient for 2015. Only 18 student recipients from 18 different universities across South Africa were selected.
The Abe Bailey Trust and Travel Bursary were established in terms of the Will of Sir Abe Bailey who died in 1940. The Trustees of the Abe Bailey Trust make funds available for travel bursaries. These Bursaries give university students and university staff of Junior Lecturer status an opportunity to visit the United Kingdom, participating in educational tours.
The objective of the Travel Bursary is to broaden the views of young South Africans by enabling outstanding students who show exceptional leadership qualities and a strong service ethic to:
effect greater understanding and co-operation among those with various language and cultural backgrounds
to foster enterprise, commitment and effective participation in a common future
promote South African unity
In Samantha's words "I am a prized daughter of Christ. I am an African and I am proudly South African. I am unique. I am a White Xhosa speaking and cultured young woman. I consider myself a leader, a youth activist and a social activist. I am resilient and I am a survivor.I am passionate about helping any South African realise and maximise his or her own potential, for a better life. I have empathy for those who struggle and suffer. I despise the superiority of some over others. I believe in equality and justice. I can be serious but I have a big sense of humour as well."