Rodger did everything in his power to improve the lives of his fellow students, now he is getting his good deeds back in the form of a amazing scholarship to the United States.
Imagine Scholar graduate, Rodger Chinhangue, has been awarded an R2 520 000 scholarship to complete his Bachelors in Business Administration at the University of Idaho in the United States. He hopes to complete his degree and return to the country to improve social conditions.
Rodger joined Imagine Scholar, an after-school mentorship programme for high school learners in the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga in Grade 9. After a few years he managed to independently build the plumbing and electrical system for a new building at the programme, captained a team who designed and raced an electric vehicle to victory in a provincial competition, attended the Yale Young Global Scholars programme in Singapore, and travelled to the USA to mentor youths.
In 2016, he was accepted to complete his International Baccalaureate with a full scholarship to the United World College Dilijan in Armenia. After completing his IB, Rodger returned to South Africa and to the Imagine Scholar campus for a year to mentor younger students and contribute to his community.
During this time he outfitted the Imagine Scholar campus with a solar panel system. He saw this as an opportunity to educate the community on the need for sustainable energy.
The David Scholarship has awarded Rodger a full scholarship to complete his university studies but Rodger still needs R15 000 to cover the cost of his plane tickets.
If you would like to assist Rodger, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to support Rodger’s flight cost or for more information.
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