Fonnie’s memory send aspiring lawyers to university
Organiser of the two events, Shikari Karuaihe made a special plea at the launch for corporates to support the fundraiser. “Companies and organisations are urged to support the fund by donating N$10,000 for a table of ten for the benefit of needy Namibians to study law. We are aiming for 2015 to help Namibia realise some of the Millennium Development Goals as we have pledged from the beginning” she said.
The JP Karuaihe Trust Fund has so far assisted forty-four (44) scholars comprising 24 female and 20 male beneficiaries of which half have already become lawyers, prosecutors, legal advisors and magistrates while 10% will complete their final year at the end of the academic year.
The JP Karuaihe Trust Fund, established in the memory of Judge JP Karuaihe, is unique in the sense that it is the only fund of its kind in Namibia. It offers scholarships to deserving prospective lawyers.
The JP Karuaihe Trust Fund in conjunction with the Law Society of Namibia will also hold its 6th Annual JP Karuaihe Excellence Awards as it celebrates 13 years of progress. The Excellence Awards recognise the best performing students and law firms that promote social responsibility and human rights.