NUST golf day to support student welfare fund

16 Apr 2019 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) – The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on Tuesday launched its first annual Charity Golf Day to raise funds for the Student Welfare Fund (SWF).
The event is scheduled for 10 May 2019 at Omeya Golf Club with a specific goal of raising between N.dollars 750 000 and N.dollars 1 million this year, to support 2 000 students through the fund.
Speaking during the launch here, NUST Registrar Maurice Garde, explained that the Golf Day will provide financial assistance to differently abled and needy or deserving students to help pursue their studies at NUST as well as serve as the primary fundraising mechanism for the SWF, which was established in March 2019.
“The goal of this fundraising day is to support students with accommodation, food, schoolbooks and medicine to assist them through their studies at NUST,” he said.
Garde said the bursary given to the students through the SWF can make a difference between staying in university and dropping out.
The bursary, he noted will not be a giveaway, as each recipient is expected to contribute back to the fund once they graduate and gain employment.
“The governance framework of the fund will be predicated on strong systems of accountability and administration, in order to create a responsive and sustainable intervention that will contribute genuinely to student welfare at NUST,” the registrar explained.
This initiative complements other activities to raise funds such the ‘10 dollar day’ which was organised by the student community.
The golf day, in which private companies and students are expected to partake, will take the format of an 18-hole American Scramble.