Greyton Genadendal Education Fund

Hard work and tenacity gained this student his Degree

Hard work and tenacity gained this student his Degree

Greyton Genadendal Education Fund

Barnard Wildschut started his studies at Stellenbosch University where he failed (too much rugby) and was not re-admitted. After 2 years working at a dead end job and fathering a son he realised that education was the only way up in the world. An accountant in Caledon recognised Barnard’s potential and offered him a job and to pay half his study costs for a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) Via distance based education from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Barnard applied and was awarded a bursary by the Greyton Genadendal Education Fund, which covered the rest of his study expenses.  

Barnard worked extremely hard, juggling family pressures, full time work and his studies and graduated in 2014. 

He was then offered a post with the Theewaterskloof Municipality. Barnard wants to re-register next year at UNISA for the Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy.

 

Hard work and tenacity gained this student his Degree

Greyton Genadendal Education Fund

Changing people's lives by assisting disadvantaged rural learners with secondary and tertiary education. Through the help of sponsors we are currently able to support 35 learners and 14 university students. Please do contact us if you might be interested in supporting one of these students.

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