Blind SA allocates bursaries to blind and partially sighted persons

Alrode’s Blind SA is grateful to be able to contribute to the development of young blind and partially sighted persons.

Their purpose is to end the cycle of poverty for blind South Africans, empowering them with knowledge and information through education, braille and developmental services. They aim to break down barriers, provide opportunities and create answers that improve the quality of life for the blind community so that they can live the life they choose.

By March 31, over 100 study bursaries were allocated to a value of R672 000 and on August 31, a further 14 study bursaries were valued at R104 000.

Their beneficiaries attend different educational institutions around the country doing a range of courses.
Tekela reiterated that they have students in various institutions doing different courses.

“This includes institutions such as St George College, University of Limpopo, South West Gauteng TVET College, University of Fort Hare and the University of Johannesburg. 

Their next opening for applications for bursaries will be in January and students who qualify are invited to apply.

Study bursary application forms may be downloaded from the Blind SA website.

For more information, contact Lindre Playandi via email at or on 011 839 1793.

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Source: Alberton Record