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The Community Chest Bursary Programme was initiated 5 years ago to provide financial assistance to deserving learners who wish to study at a tertiary institution across South Africa. The Community Chest Bursary Programme is committed to the lifelong education and development of citizens. Our conviction is that education is a key imperative for combating poverty and inequality. Appropriately qualified and skilled citizens are critical to meet the current and future needs of the South Africa we want to live in. An educated nation exponentially builds on an economy and meet the required levels of economic growth for current and future development needs.
Community Chest takes a holistic approach to ensuring successful participation by walking alongside each of the selected learners throughout their academic journey with a hope of promoting leadership and active citizens as a key outcome. The programme fosters a holistic approach in that it includes financial assistance, Educational support, personal development, and community involvement through a mentoring programme. It furthermore places the student and its support structure at the centre of the learning path to enrich sustainability.