NamPower creates opportunities
The Nampower Bursary Scheme granted over 14 bursaries to successful applicants last week.
The scheme provides bursaries to students who achieve outstanding Grade 12 results, are in need of financial assistance and want to further studies in the fields of Engineering, Information technology, Environmental Science, Accounting, Education and Law in Namibia and within the SADC region.
Twelve undergraduate bursaries have been awarded to previously disadvantaged students of which three are disabled, one from the racially disadvantaged group and the other two are post graduates.
One of this year’s bursary recipients, is 18 year old Natanael Gelasius from Ombalantu Village in northern Namibia.
Gelasius matriculated last year at the Conisianum Roman Catholic High School and will be enrolling at the University of Namibia for a Degree in Accounting.
Gelasius said he is very happy with the opportunity granted to him as his parents would not be able to pay for his studies.
“This means a lot to me, Nampower was my last hope. If it was not for Nampower, I might never have made it into university as my parents are merely pensioners and they are living in the north,” he said.
Gelasius is just one of many previously disadvantaged and disabled youth who receive educational assistance from Nampower through the annual bursary schemes. Another bursary recipient is Rovis Upindi, a 19 year old female from Okamukwa Village in the Oshana region.
Upindi completed Grade 12 at the Ekulo Senior Secondary School last year and said that this bursary will finally allow her to go ahead with her studies and work hard towards her Degree in Accounting at the University of Namibia.
Upindi thanked NamPower and advise learners to study hard.
“NamPower is here for us but you have to prove yourself worthy of their financial assistance,” Upindi concluded.
Nampower pledged to continue supporting students, including those living with disabilities.