A yearly bursary is granted to a third year law student with interests in Family Law. The applicant is someone who campaigns actively in their community for women's rights.The successful applicant will then offer victims support on behalf of the foundation.
The first bursary was granted to Olga De Wet from Port Elizabeth on the 19th August 2016.
THE FIRST BURSARY RECIPIENT:
The Bursary was awarded to Olga De Wet who is not only passionate about making a difference in the community, but actively DOES so.
Olga De Wet:
- has been actively involved in campaigning to create awareness for victims of abuse: such as Anene Booysen, Reeva Steenkamp, Jayde Inggs, Asadullah Ajimudin, Theo van Wyk to name but a few
- Attended vigil walks, awareness campaigns, made court appearances
- Held online awareness campaigns, created a justice page
- Helps raise funds for victims
- is also involved with animal welfare – fostering dogs and then visiting houses to screen prospective people who want to adopt
Olga believes that A community is only as strong as they are united and as weak as they are divided