Top student achiever awarded EU travel bursary

2018-12-05 06:01
Master’s student Zwandile Goge. PHOTO: supplied

Master’s student Zwandile Goge. PHOTO: supplied

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EASTWOOD’S very own Zilondiwe Goge will be flying not only the South African flag high, but also representing her community in full esteem as she embarks on a five week, all-expenses paid education tour of Scotland and England via the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary on November 26.

Currently a Master of Psychology

student at the Nelson Mandela University, Goge was selected out of hundreds of applicants based on her exceptional leadership skills, community outreach, as well as her outstanding academics.

“I am excited as this will be my first time going overseas. I am hoping to experience a process of learning, unlearning, and relearning.

“I hope to open up my mind to this once- in-a-lifetime experience and be equipped with enough experience, knowledge, and skills to be able to plough back into my community” said Goge.

The objective of the travel bursary is to broaden the minds of young South Africans.

Awarded each year, it covers the cost of an all-expenses paid, five-week educational tour of England and Scotland and a stop-over in Addis Ababa to visit the African Union.

Goge, a student of African Feminist Psychology, said that she has always been faced with the challenge of being uncomfortable with African experiences and how they have been pathologised.

“With the work that I do I hope to meaningfully contribute to legitimising the African experience in a psychological point of view,” said Goge, who added that she has been privileged enough to receive bursaries throughout her studies.

Goge will return from her trip on December 23 and says she wants to be an example to her community and country on how perseverance, determination, and consistency can open up doors for the youth.


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