The Eendrag Fund
by Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK
raised by 0 donations
of £10,000.00 Target Goal
£10,000.00 Target Goal
The Eendrag Fund is an internal supporting fund for Eendragters who are currently financially disadvantaged and require top-up assistance to ensure that their full university fees and costs are covered, particularly those costs not covered fully by existing bursaries. This fund is also for the betterment of the residence and highlighted needs specific to the residence to ensure an environemnt that is conducive to academic success of its residents. The fund is managed by a Fund Committee consisting of representatives of the residence and Stellenbosch University. About Eendrag: While it may simply be a university residence from the outside, Eendrag is a place that 280 brothers call home. We are a community where individuals come together to learn, develop and enjoy their time as students. Proud of our eagle and orange jerseys, Eendragters strive to ensure that this feeling of belonging is one that can be shared by everyone that walks through our doors, regardless of their background. We strive to be a community that lives by our values of trust, challenge, care and respect and that shows our ethos of character, style and pride to everyone around us. With our rich history of innovation and creativity, Eendrag aims to make sure that we continue to produce the type of world changers that have been emerging from our community for over 60 years.
Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela, awarded an honorary doctorate by Stellenbosch University, 1996. In 2004, Mr. William Frankel OBE, a friend of the university, established the Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK as a registered charity in the United Kingdom. To create an avenue where friends, as well as alumni, could donate to the furthering and advancement of education in South Africa through Stellenbosch University. The charity is registered with the Charities Commission. The success of a university depends greatly on the participation of its alumni and friends. The Stellenbosch University Foundation allows for alumni and friends of the university, based outside of South Africa, to financially support the many projects that enhance the educational offering at Stellenbosch University. Remain connected, be involved and help to make a change in future Maties, in South Africa, in Africa and the world! About Stellenbosch University: Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the Winelands of the Western Cape, South Africa, creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University. The University is amongst South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence. It boasts the highest weighted research output per full-time academic staff member of all South African universities and the second-highest number of scientists in South Africa who have been rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It also has the highest student success rate in the country. SU is cementing its reputation as a world-class institution. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SU is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries. With 18 research chairs under the NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChi), the University is regarded as a leader in the fields of biomedical tuberculosis research and management, wine biotechnology, animal sciences and mathematical biosciences. Another SARChi chair, in the field of invasion biology, is shared between SU and the University of Venda. This constitutes but one of SU's many partnerships, both local and international. As a preferred research partner, SU also participates in various international academic networks. SU has ten faculties: AgriSciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering, Military Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Education, Law and Theology.