African Women for Women are proud to announce our scholarship recipients
for the 2001 academic year. In celebrating our fifth year, this
organization has been successful in providing a total of nineteen students
Ms. Abrahams entered her final year in a Bachelor of Theology
program at the University of Western Cape. She hopes to be ordained as
a minister. As a minister, her intent is to empower her community through
teaching and education. Her advisor states that she is a "dedicated
and diligent student."
Ms. Ndazulwana entered her first year in a Bachelor Psychology program
at the University of Western Cape. She does volunteer work with HIV and
rape victims in her community. Her objective on graduation is to "Focus
on helping the physically challenged people in the poor community."
NCUMISA FELICITY PINDA
Ms. Pinda entered the first year of a four-year degree in Law at
the University of Western Cape. Ms. Pinda's supervisor strongly recommended
her as a SAWW Scholarship Candidate. She is a dedicated and focussed
student who demonstrates leadership qualities and a willingness to learn.
Ms. Pinda writes that receiving a scholarship would be "the key
to my future and the key to open closed doors for me and women, especially
those who are in need of legal counsel." She also thanks SAWW for
securing the Women’s Cassinga II residence at the University of
the Western Cape where she lives on campus. These security improvements
were a result of a generous donation by Mrs. Leila MacKenzie, a patron
Ms. Arendse entered her second year in a Bachelor of Commerce program
at the University of Western Cape. Her objective is to become a Chartered Accountant.
Ms. Arendse feels that she could use her interpersonal skills in a commercial
environment to further communication between the private and public sector.
She is currently maintaining a 78 percent average. Ms. Arendse's advisor
states that: "She is an outstanding student who will make
a success of her university studies."
Ms. Delport entered her third year in a LL.B. Program at the University
of Western Cape. She serves her community as a counsellor for victims
of crime and as a leader of the local Christian Women's Ministry. Ms.
Delport hopes to use her legal skills to promote the safety of children.
Ms. Mkwananzi entered her third year in Bachelor of Dental Science
program at the University of Witwatersrand. In High School, she received
numerous awards for being the top student in academics, French, Hebrew
and Ndebele. Her intent is to "bring oral hygiene to the underprivileged
public." She also hopes to help other financially strapped students
gain their degrees. Her supervisor states that: "She has maintained
a good academic record." He feels that she will fulfil a need in
the Transkei, which is woefully short of dentists.
This recipient is 23 years of age and comes from a small, very poor community
called Atlantis, approximately 70km outside of Cape Town. She has
completed the B.Com (Hons in Economics) degree and majored in Economics
and Statistics at the undergraduate level. She is currently studying
for her M.Com (Economics). She is a hardworking student with
a clear vision of where she is going and has set the goal of becoming
an economist. Her results are indicative of her tenacity and her will
to achieve these goals.
SILINDILE M. NHLENGETWA
Ms. Nhlengetwa entered the third year of a National Diploma in Civil
Engineering at the Technicon Natal. She is actively involved in the KwaZulu-Natal
Program for Survivors of Violence. Ms. Nhlengetwa initiated and
participates in a Technicon/Natal University Science-Math Mentoring Program
for High School students in KwaMashu Township. Her goal is to interest
young women in the fields of Math/Science and Engineering. Her
supervisor states that she has a good aptitude and attitude for
the field of Civil Engineering.
This recipient is 22 years of age and comes from a small community called
in an area known for its poverty and high rate of unemployment approximately
20km outside of Cape Town. She has completed the B.Com (Hons in
Economics) Cum Laude and is currently studying for her M.Com (Hons in
Economics). Her hard work and will to succeed are major
contributing factors to her academic excellence. After completing
her Masters Degree, she sees herself in a top management position, and
after gaining relevant work experience, envisages studying further.
Ms. Witbooi is a 2001 Scholarship recipient. Her 2000 final exams show
that she did extremely well, having passed with an "A" average.
She has continued to balance her studies with her community volunteer
work. Ms. Witbooi's supervisor stated, "She is certainly an asset
to SAWW worldwide." This is the second year we are supporting Ms
Witbooi in her third year of her Bachelor of Science Program in Physiotherapy
at the University of Western Cape.
This recipient is 26 years of age and comes from the Northern Cape. She
has completed the B.Bibl degree majoring in Library Science and Information
Science is currently enrolled for M.Com in Information Systems. She
is a diligent student who sees herself as a Director in the Tourism Industry
with the ambition of assuring that the tourism industry grows through
the use of Information Technology, thus contributing to the economy of
South Africa. She is a committed student who has held several
leadership positions. A highlight in her career is receiving an
award for a distinction in Library Science.
This recipient is 24 years of age and comes from the Northern Cape, a
province where many disadvantaged Blacks reside. She has completed
the B.Com (Gen) degree majoring in Accounting and Management and is
currently studying for her Advanced Diploma in Management. She
is a hardworking student who sees herself in a top management position
and furthering her studies after gaining the necessary work experience. She
has held several leadership positions and is particularly proud of gaining
a distinction in Afrikaans, a notable achievement for a Black South African
who's first language is Xhosa.