The initiative was part of the station’s Youth Day celebrations on the 16th of June.
Ayanda Makehma, a 22-year old Public Management and Governance student at the Central University of Technology, was the lucky recipient of financial assistance to help clear student debt stopping her from receiving her qualification.
Prior to studying Public Management and Governance, Ayanda did a Community Development Work (CDW) course, which also involved work-integrated learning at a local hospice. Thanks to the #FreeYourFuture competition, Ayanda will now receive her CDW certificate, which will open many doors for her.
According to Lindiwe Mtwentula, OFM Marketing Manager, student debt is a huge obstacle preventing many students to move forward in life.
“A student cannot graduate until all outstanding accounts at the higher education institution have been settled. As a result, many students cannot graduate despite passing all their subjects and qualifying for the degree, because of crippling student debt. This is why we created the #FreeYourFuture competition – to help one person to finally graduate and embark on their career path.”
This is the second year that the #FreeYourFuture competition took place. To be considered for financial assistance, persons between the ages of 18 and 35 had to e-mail their contact details, motivation, account, proof of enrollment and a copy of their ID’s to the station.
For more info, please contact Lindiwe Mtwentula on 051 5050 900, 082 416 1665, or email@example.com.