The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD continues their successful effort in contributing towards education in South Africa for the second year running.
The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) Scholarship Programme was launched last year through the partnership between Francois Pienaar’s Make A Difference Leadership Foundation and the R750 million FEM Education Foundation.
During this time, 28 scholars were awarded scholarships to the total value of approximately R41 million. The funds were budgeted towards financial and personal support for the scholars’ years from high school through to their first tertiary degree.
FEM’s intention is to further develop their relationship with MAD Leadership Foundation and, in turn, grow their contribution toward empowerment in education and leadership.
Comments Francois Pienaar, founder of Make A Difference Leadership Foundation, “We are excited to continue our partnership for another year of funding – allowing 40 talented, deserving and exceptional scholars an invaluable opportunity for success. Our guiding values, scholarship integrity and unwavering corporate governance, have provided MAD Leadership Foundation with a blueprint for success, ensuring we can successfully adhere to our corporate partners’ expectations and outcomes. Together, with vital corporate partnerships, such as FEM, we are working towards sustainable education and leadership solutions for South Africa’s next generation of leaders. Together we are investing in a new South Africa.”
Comments FEM Chief Executive Officer Ndivhuwo Manyonga, “We are committed to playing our part in addressing the challenges around education in South Africa. We have been successful in funding scholars in construction related qualifications through our FEM bursary scheme, The FEM Scholarship Programme enables us to broaden our impact and assist even more scholars. We believe that access to good education and mentorship for these bright scholars will provide them with a better future and will enable them to contribute positively towards changing the fortunes of their families, communities and South Africa. We are proud of our partnership with the MAD Leadership Foundation, who share the same vision around education and leadership.”
The past year’s success will see FEM continue their contribution to the education system on an increased level, adds Manyonga, ‘’Application for the scholarship is now open to all who meet the minimum criteria; however, given FEM’s focus within the construction sector we would like to encourage applications from for scholars whose parents are in the construction sector.”