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Scholarship opens a world of opportunity to youths
Richardine Jardine from Pofadder completed her BEd degree last year with the assistance of the Globeleq Scholarship Fund. Photo: Supplied

Funding opportunities across the Northern Cape are offered by the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) for the 2021 academic year.

Hlengiwe Radebe, economic development director for Globeleq, says the GSF is accountable for a sizeable percentage of renewable energy funded scholarships, supporting 100% black youth and mostly women beneficiaries.

In this way it does not only set an ambitious target for the renewable energy industry, but also for other sectors who are striving to support the transformation agenda.

The GSF Engineering Programme is offered nationally and is specifically aimed at students studying Mechatronic or Electrical Engineering.

The GSF Scarce Skills Programme is specifically offered to students in the Northern Cape wishing to pursue degrees or certificates in Education, Agriculture or Nursing.

These areas need these types of skills to support regional economic development.

The third fund, GSF Communities, supports localised development and is offered to students residing within a 50 km radius in which Globeleq’s renewable energy power plants operate, namely De Aar Solar Power, Droogfontein Solar Power, Aries Solar Power, Konkoonsies Solar Power and Boshof Solar Power.

Radebe says the programme utilises a less conventional and holistic approach to funding, by typically not only focusing on academic achievement, but rather on financial need, location of the students and gender to demonstrate its commitment to increase the cache of women engineers in the country and to the sector.

She says the programme also offers opportunities for beneficiaries to gain work experience through internship.

“Specifically, it offers the opportunity for national diploma students to complete their required in-service training and thereby fill the technical skills gap within the renewable energy industry,” says Radebe.

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