Strong women empowerment shows in allocation of law student bursaries
Eight first-year law students of whom six are female, received bursaries from the Law Society of Namibia for 2017. One existing bursary was renewed for a third year student, also female.
The eight new recipients are Loide Auwanga, Minerva Calvar Collazo, MC Engebrecht, Cornelia Hausiku, Ondapandula-Beata Iyambo, Lahja Nangolo, Victoria Naunyango and Ethan Sipapela. All are enrolled for LLB, most at the University of Namibia (UNAM), but also at three South African Universities.
Existing bursary holder, Karischa Schmidt is currently in her third year LLB at UNAM.
The Law Society has provided bursaries to law students since 1994. It is support financially for this educational support by the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund and the Namibian Legal Practitioners’ Trust.
“It would not be possible for the Law Society to award these bursaries were it not for the continued financial support of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund and the Namibian Legal Practitioners’ Trust” the Law Society said in a statement this week.
The fidelity fund carries two thirds of the commitment, an annual amount of N$140,000 while the trust contributes one third, amounting to N$70,000 this year.
Director of the Law Society, Mrs Retha Steinmann expressed the society’s appreciation for the continued support from the fidelity fund and the legal practitioners trust.
Bursaries are awarded to deserving students with adequate education credentials on recommendation of the LSN’s standing committee on bursaries.
Pictured: top row from left, Loide Auwanga, Minerva Calvar Collazo and MC Engelbrecht.
Middle row: Cornelia Hausiku, Ondapandula-Beata Iyambo and Lahja Nangolo.
Bottom row: Victoria Naunyango, Ethan Sipapela and Karischa Schmidt.