Trustco funds make lawyers learn
In a statement released after the ceremony, Trustco Insurance said it believes in investing in future generations, particularly in bright and energetic young people in the legal profession. As part of its commitment to these students, Trustco Insurance decided to assist outstanding bursary recipients financially with their studies until graduation. Bursary holders will take up employment with Trustco once they graduate, during which time they will gain valuable and diverse experience in all fields of the law, preparing them for a successful legal career.”
The awards ceremony was attended by members of the board of Trustco Group Holdings, members of Namibia’s High Court Bench and the legal fraternity. Annette Brand, Head of Trustco Insurance, awarded bursaries to 3rd year students Johannes Donavan Kennedy Kariseb and Ndamonao Ilovu, as well as Hilya Natasha Ndilula, a first year LLB student. The students expressed their appreciation for Trustco Insurance for much-needed financial assistance and undertook to make their benefactor proud.
Advocate Natasha Bassingthwaighte, in her key note address, highlighted the importance for corporate enterprises to follow Trustco’s example in assisting students. She emphasised that such assistance does not need to be financial but could also be the transferring of skills and expertise. She instructed the bursary recipients to make ultimate use of the opportunities granted to them and to remember to uplift and assist others.
Trustco Insurance has granted twenty four Legal Shield bursaries to date, totalling N$475,000.