The General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund promotes maritime education and training. We do this via raising
funds to provide financial assistance to formerly disadvantaged school going students at Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School. In addition, Tertiary Bursaries for Maritime Studies are awarded to selected students. An ongoing Mentorship and Outreach program, in partnership with various organisations and supported by Captains of Industry from school through to employment, is essential to the success of students who are part the program.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives
of others that will determine the significance of the life we lived’
Congratulations to Grade 11 Bursary Fund students
Congratulations to Grade 11 Bursary Fund students Juvandre Williams and Anele May, on being voted in as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) respectively. In addition, our Nqobile Khuzwayo was also voted onto the RCL.
Swimming Training Extra-Curricular Program
Swimming has proven to be a vital part of the Bursary Fund Extra-Curricular Program but it was unsure that this could go ahead in 2021 due to lack of funding. Luckily, our partner organisation MARINE INSPIRATIONS, headed by the inimitable Phil Wade, stepped in and offered to fund this life changing initiative.
Durban Sub Committee
The Durban Sub Committee chaired by Nomkhitha Mbele assisted by Grindrod Transformation Manager Yuna Dabideen amongst others, works closely with our partner organisation Sail Africa run by Jackie Barnard.
Rescue boat honours GBOBA Old Boy Sean Day
The naming ceremony of the RIB took place recently at NSRI in Simon’s Town. Bursary Fund students Busang Tsukulu and Sifundo Sithole were part of the crew which launched the “Sean Day” and Luyanda Dlamini gave an inspiring speech.