Dr Tshenuwani Farisani.
The Tshenuwani Farisani Foundation was launched at Tshikombani Stadium a fortnight ago with the aim to develop young people scholastically.
According to Farisani, the foundation focuses on education, economics, farming, agriculture and technology and information.
Poor learners from the remote rural villages area will now be able to further their studies without financial stumbling blocks as the foundation will start awarding bursaries to indigent learners. The bursaries will cater for primary school pupils and high school learners, and they will also be extended to university students, when the funds are available.
“We felt there was a need to start a fund that will assist indigent learners to further their education. This community is feeling the heavy burden of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy. Apart from assisting the rural villages, the foundation will also extend its services to the whole of the Vhembe area as soon as we raise enough funds,” he added.
He added that they wanted to encourage the youth to study further. “Education is the only key for prosperity and we need to strive hard to educate our nation.” According to him, in education “we will be developing governance, classroom practice and the provision of resources”. In farming and agriculture, the foundation will organise seminars, provide support for community-based activities, do mentorship programmes and will also provide a special focus on women and the youth, he added.
Date:11 November 2017 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.