06 September 2018 Volume :6 Issue :44

Iqraa Trust Pledges R1 Million in Bursaries for UKZN Engineering Students

Iqraa Trust Pledges R1 Million in Bursaries for UKZN Engineering Students
Dr Mahmoud Baker (left); Professor Jules Tapamo, Acting Dean, School of Engineering (fourth right); Professor Cristina Trois, SARChI Chair in Waste and Climate Change (far right) and the Iqraa-AfriHub bursary recipients.

The Iqraa Trust is committed to South Africa’s development. This was the assurance given by Iqraa Trust Executive Chairman, Dr Mahmoud Baker, when he pledged R1 million for bursary funding through the Hub for the African City of the Future (AfriHub) to students studying Engineering at UKZN.

Iqraa Trust aims to uplift the quality of life of all South Africans by promoting and supporting humanitarian programs that are designed to help those who are most in need, to help themselves. The organisation has an illustrious and established history of community development in South Africa.

The Iqraa-AfriHub collaboration aims to identify and nurture students who demonstrate not only academic excellence, but have the desire to participate actively in social development projects. ‘It is this rare combination of developing professional skills and nurturing social awareness that differentiates the Iqraa-AfriHub collaboration,’ said AfriHub Manager, Dr Rudi Kimmie.

Because the bursaries enable recipients to study at UKZN, more importantly it facilitates their holistic development. Hence beneficiaries are expected to participate actively in AfriHub activities, become involved in outreach programmes and excel academically. The aim is to develop professional as well as civic leaders.

Words: Ndabaonline 

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