Rent A Student project launched to sponsor students

2017-04-12 06:02

THE Junior City Council (JCC) of Port Elizabeth is preparing to launch a project called Rent A Student to raise funds for less fortunate and deserving youngsters who wish to study at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) next year.

The project requires learners from schools in Port Elizabeth to work or perform a service at a business or organisation in exchange for a donation to the scholarship fund. The work/service can take any form and the donation is flexible.

All donations received during the course of the project will be used to create at least one bursary which will then be awarded to a matric learner who has shown merit in their academic work and character.

“As the council represents the youth of Port Elizabeth, we are concerned about the education possibilities for our peers. We want to make a positive contribution and a statement that we can make a difference if we work together,” said Abby Sieberhagen, a member of the JCC of PE and Rent A Student Project Manager.

They have issued a city-wide challenge to schools to get involved in the project. A number of schools have already committed to provide fifty hours. Only the matric learners of participating schools are eligible to apply for the bursary in July.

“There will be individual prizes sponsored by The Willows Resort and The Cape St Francis Resort up for grabs during the course of the project, as well as prizes for the top performing schools, based on hours completed.

“This project will show that the youth of Port Elizabeth can work together and each do their part to make a positive contribution to society,” Sieberhagen said.

The Rent A Student project will run from April 27 to May 1.

To get involved in the project, contact Abby Sieberhagen at

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