Transforming the energy sector through scholarship funding



A study undertaken by the Department of Energy’s IPP office shows that 25% of renewable energy funded-scholarships fall to the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF), which launched in 2014 to help develop young engineering students for the nascent renewable energy industry and actively support the transformation of the industry.

Over R1-billion has been spent on education by upskilling teachers, providing extra teachers and classrooms, as well as awarding an astounding number of scholarships and bursaries to students from disadvantaged communities, with over 50% of these bursaries being taken up by women.

Since 2016, the GSF recipients have been 100% black youth and over 55% female for the last two years, setting an ambitious target not only for the renewable energy industry but for other sectors who are striving to support the transformation of South Africa. The GSF includes two streams, namely Engineering and Education, a focus that was added into programme in 2017 to specifically build teaching capacity within rural communities.

Contact Dhesen Moodley, Globeleq, Tel 021 180-4504, dhesen.moodley@globeleq.co.za

 

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