Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund

by Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK

Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund by Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK cover photo


raised by 3 donations

of £2,000.00 Target Goal


The Story

Academically capable students from rural towns and villages of the Eastern Cape often do not further their education due to a lack of access to full funding and support. In 2021 I set-up the Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund with my alma mater Stellenbosch University, with the aim of ensuring that students who either finished their schooling at Stutterheim High School in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), or from any rural village in the Eastern Cape, and who want to study Engineering or Science related degrees at Stellenbosch University can access this without impediments like lack of funding blocking them from taking up their place in Academia. Growing up in the rural Eastern Cape, I became aware that academic opportunities were not often afforded to young women from rural villages and areas. And even if they could go and study, access to funding and support was not available. I would love to see the opportunities I was afforded to study and make a career for myself also being made available to current and future learners at Stutterheim High School and other rural areas of the Eastern Cape. I invite you to join me in making this a reality. On Sunday 24 September, I will be running the Ealing Half Marathon. For every £1 you donate to my page, I will match this up to the value of £1000. Together we can help make a difference in a rural child's life by supporting The Stutterheim STEM Bursary fund.

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.

Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund: Photos

Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund by Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK fundraising photo 1

Stutterheim STEM Bursary Fund: Latest Donations

Denisa donated £50.00+ £12.50 on 2024/1/14 at 23:23.

Alexandra donated £50.00+ £12.50 on 2024/1/13 at 11:26.

Karien donated £1,000.00+ £250.00 on 2023/12/17 at 21:10.