Bursary programmes are making a positive impact in Kenhardt, Northern Cape, helping students chase their dreams. One such programme demonstrates that access to education funding is more than just about tertiary qualifications; it brings communities together, and supports aspirations. Bursaries show students in this area that their dreams and educational goals truly matter.
Kenhardt is benefitting directly from Aries Solar Power’s local community bursary fund, currently supporting nine local students, including Aubrene Joelin Tities (28), who is on track to become an Installation Electrician at the CS Electrical Training Centre in Bloemfontein.
“I’ve wanted to be an Electrician since I was 18. After working as an assistant in Prieska for five years, a colleague encouraged me to formalise my skills and get the necessary qualifications,” shared Aubrene Joelin Tities.
Following in the footsteps of previous successful beneficiaries, Tities plans to contribute his skills to this local area. He’s showcasing how bursary programmes play a crucial role in developing human capital, creating a skilled and educated workforce essential for the growth and sustainability of communities.
“It would be a dream to work at the solar plant, gain more experience, and give back to Aries Solar Power. Most importantly, I’ve been able to show my community that there are programmes available to support less privileged communities like ours in Kenhardt. It means everything to me to be a beacon of hope for those facing hardship, letting them know there are programmes dedicated to developing and educating the community,” concluded Tities.
Aries Solar Power remains committed to making a positive impact through education, as seen in the many young individuals who have benefited from formal tertiary education. This contributes to the well-being of these individuals, their families, and the broader community in Kenhardt.