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Launch of the Invest in our Future Foundation

The Old Diocesans Union, in partnership with Citadel, launched an exciting new initiative earlier this week - The Invest in our Future Foundation.

The Old Diocesans Union, in partnership with Citadel, launched an exciting new initiative earlier this week - The Invest in our Future Foundation. This new initiative will provide financial support to Bishops school leavers from 2022 to enable them to pursue a tertiary education. It also aims to provide funding for ODs and their start-ups or deserving business cases who may be unable to find funding via more conventional channels. While there are bursaries and scholarships in place for Bishops learners at school, there has been no formalised programme in place to support them with their tertiary studies. The ODU and Citadel will be working to fill this gap and empower our school leavers to realise their dreams.

ODU Chairman, Wilbur van Niekerk says: “The school currently assists 10% of boys at Bishops College with full or close to full bursaries and another 3% benefit from some form of financial assistance for their education. It’s important that these learners feel they have options for assistance when they leave school too,” 

 

Read more about The Invest in our Future Foundation and how you can get involved at https://www.odunion.com/pages/iioff.

Watch the launch video below:

 

 

 

The IIOFF team: Bobby Couves (Chair: College Parents’ Association), Wilbur van Niekerk (ODU Chairman), Sanjay Daya (ODU Committee member), Andrew Moller (Citadel CEO) and David Carter (ODU President)

 

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