- TV personality, Maps Maponyane along with Pearson Institute of Higher Education have teamed up to create a new bursary
- The bursary will help a student to complete their studies through Pearson
- Education is important to him, which is why he wanted to create this opportunity
Maps Maponyane has awarded a university student, Molinah Makasana Nkomo with a R75 000 bursary to help her finish her studies.
The ‘Top Billing’ presenter and Pearson Institute of Higher Education have created the bursary to help students at Pearson Institution to complete their studies and are hoping that Molinah is the first of many to benefit from it.
Briefly.co.za learned that around 164 other students had applied for the Maps Maponyane Pearson Bursary but Molinah won it at the end of the day and she will be using it to complete her BSC in Biomedicine.
Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane has been collaborating with the institute but no details were revealed about what they were working on, until now.
The Daily Sun reported that the 28-year-old Maponyane congratulated Molinah and was delighted to have been able to change someone’s life.
He also said that he has high expectations of the student and hopes that she will one day be able to help someone else in a similar way.
Maponyane is a very generous man and highly values education and is behind another initiative called ‘The Bursary Network’.
This program aims to raise money to send around 19 students to university each year.
The Bursary Network is a crowd funding campaign, where anyone can donate any amount of money they choose to help the cause.
Earlier this week, Global Citizen announced that Maps Maponyane will be an advocate for them.
As an advocate, he will be adding his voice to call on governments to do more to end extreme poverty in Africa.
Somizi, Pearl Thusi and Nandi Madida were also chosen as advocates for the organization.
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