Shoprite bursary can help studies

Wanda Panya 2de year student Chemical and Pharmaceutical scienes at Rhodes in Grahamstown. Picture Charles Pullen

CURRENTLY 58% of unemployed South Africans are between 15 and 34 years of age.

Therefore, it is important to promote all opportunities available to this group of unemployed people.

Every year Shoprite re-opens its bursaries and, now again, is calling on South Africa’s youth to apply for these full bursaries. Wanda Panya and Grace Kachoko, who are both from the Eastern Cape, grabbed their opportunity and are now studying at Rhodes University and Nelson Mandela University, respectively after receiving Shoprite bursaries.

A passion for working with people, coupled with an interest in science and biology, is why Panya from Gompo Town, East London, hopes to become a pharmacist. Panya was in need of financial assistance to further his post-matric education, but thanks to a bursary from the Shoprite Group, he is now enrolled as a first-year BPharm student at Rhodes.

The group’s bursary programme is linked to a work-back agreement, giving students the boost they need to kick-start their careers. Panya is looking forward to joining MediRite, the in-house pharmacy located in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets, after completing his studies.

“Shoprite has been very supportive. They regularly call and check up on me, so I would definitely recommend the bursary programme to others as it’s the best option in the country,” he said.

The Shoprite Group is searching for bright, hardworking young people like Panya who need financial support in order to continue their post-school education.

Apply for a Shoprite bursary today or find out more about one of its graduate programmes by visiting .


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