A South African Student has taken the humanitarian gesture to a whole new level. He transferred his R90 000 bursary award to another cash-strapped random student.
Based on his academic excellence the said student won a R90 000 bursary award. Rather than enjoy a package duly deserved, the student decided to transfer it to another student who needs the financial assistance to go to school.
The R90‚000 bursary award covers tuition‚ books‚ accommodation and a food allowance.
According to him, he does not need it. Thus would be nice to give it to someone it could really be beneficial to.
“I received the bursary‚ I realized the opportunity I had been given and decided to give it to someone more in need of it than I am‚”
“I am fortunate to have come from a family where this isn’t a concern‚ so I can only imagine how much a full bursary would mean to someone who has to fight hard to be educated and struggle to ensure that their fees get paid.”
The student who has chosen to remain anonymous is a 3rd year student of Computer Science at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).
“I do not believe it’s necessary for anyone to know who I am.”
“Acts of kindness shouldn’t be because of self-benefit since the main focus should be on what it does for others.”
“I am blessing someone with my bursary‚ not to gain any recognition or praise‚ but instead as a response to all the blessings I have so graciously received.”
With the #Feesmustfall movement, the generous student says he is now more aware of the plight of students from poor homes when it comes to educational requirements.
He says he has now seen the ordeal these students go through in financing their studies in the University.
On that note he appreciated his parents for being there and also being able to effortlessly sponsor his education. According to him, his parents are totally in support of his decision to give away the R90 000 bursary award to another in need.
“I would be lying if I said that I’m giving away this bursary as something I’m doing on my own. This wouldn’t be possible without my loving and supportive parents who are fortunate enough to be in a financial position to assist me and my siblings with our studies.”
Resonating with the commendable gesture, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), also confirms that they make practical plans for students who have issues off-setting school bills.
The management says they contribute to the tuition of financially less privileged students. In the same way they run an entrepreneurial trust which helps people start their own businesses.
Applauding the kindness of the anonymous student, his lecturer, Professor Jean Greyling said this:
“I was pleasantly surprised by the student’s decision‚ but I was so pleased that more financially needy students could be assisted.”