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Jet Club and Educor give away R150 000 worth of bursaries

Jan 20, 2017
Jet Club and Educor give away R150 000 worth of bursaries

Jet Club in partnership with Educor launched a campaign to award 15 bursaries to the value of R10 000 each. The campaign ran between September and December 2016.  The first set of winners were announced in November and we are very proud of the five bursary winners as they begin their year with hope and excitement. 

The Bursary competition was an exclusive opportunity for Jet Club members to potentially be afforded an   opportunity to earn qualification either through Damelin or Damelin Correspondence Colleg, which are two of Educor’s private education brands.

‘We at Jet Club are delighted to team up with Educor to bring this prize to our members,’ says, the Jet Club team. ‘We are constantly looking for ways to support and improve the lives of our members. With the respective strengths of both brands and our commitment to improving lives, Jet Club is proud to be associated with creating opportunities for individuals, and wishes all the winners much success with their studies.’

The bursary competition was one of Jet Club and Educor’s drives to cater to the country’s need for quality education in order to assist prospective students who wish to further their education but are unable to afford it. 

Ajanth Choudhree, General Manager of Damelin Correspondence College said, “We are excited to partner with Jet Club for this campaign and it gives us great pleasure to be able help students better their future for the New Year ahead.” 

The Educor team interviewed two of the winners who are both from disadvantaged backgrounds but are now hopeful for the future.

Francinah Tlou from Dennilton, Limpopo entered the competition for her son, Sydney who has signed up for a Higher Certificate in Marketing with Damelin Correspondence College. According to Francinah, he was the first in their family to complete his matric and he is an ambitious man who wants the best for his future.  However, Francinah is unemployed and a tertiary education is just something she could not afford at this stage.

She said, “When I won, my heart was filled with gratitude, knowing that my son was going to fulfil his dream of studying with a well-recognised private institution, and his nightmares of staying at home because we did not have the money were going to end.”  Sydney ecstatic to begin his New Year as a student said, “This bursary will open closed doors for me, as I have been struggling for about a year to find a job.  Now with a Damelin qualification, I am fortunate that my future employers will value my knowledge and skills.”

Loraine Gugulethu Mzizi from Berea, Johannesburg, entered to hopefully change her situation as she was eager to get a fresh start.  Loraine became jobless this year, after a car accident that left her with a broken thigh and after nine months of trying to recover she hasn’t been able to find work.

Loraine, who previously worked as an Accounting Data Capturer is passionate about numbers and balancing finances, so she looks forward to her New Year where she will study towards a Damelin qualification in ICB Bookkeeping & Trial Balance.

Damelin and Damelin Correspondence College are popular private education brands that have collectively been in existence for over 130 years in South Africa. Its qualifications are employer-recognised and all Damelin degrees are university equivalent with thousands of alumni reaching career success in the job market.

Follow Damelin and Damelin’s Facebook page for the announcement of the next ten winners:


Caption: Sydney Tlou from Dennilton, Limpopo with his mother, Francinah who won a bursary for her son.