FEDHASA Cape announces 2016 Winners of Youth Bursary Fund
October 2016: The Cape chapter of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) has announced the three winners of its annual Youth Bursary Fund. In line, with Government’s call for industry involvement in education and paving the way for youth employment, each year FEDHASA Cape uses the proceeds of its fund-raising Golf Day to make meaningful contributions to the tuition of current hospitality students.
The FEDHASA Cape Youth Bursary is open to students and trainees currently in the employ or studying at FEDHASA Cape member institutions and establishments. Entrants should have successfully completed their second year of study and have entered or will be entering their third year of study. The bursary is specifically allocated to tuition fees, and the total value of the 2016 bursaries was R50 000. The latest recipients are all Hospitality Management students at Cape Town Hotel School.
Adrian Less, a 2nd year student is driven, motivated and passionate about his future in the hospitality industry. Difficult circumstances forced him to take on part-time work and although this has disrupted his studies temporarily in the past, he has returned to complete his course.
Paballo Lilly Leseli, a 3rd year student at Cape Town Hotel School is on track to do a BTech degree next year. Hard-working, entrepreneurial in spirit and a great communicator who is full of passion for her chosen career path, Paballo has a great desire to give back and hopes one day to make a difference to hospitality industry skills through her own business efforts.
Chad Cameron Fray, another 2nd year student at Cape Town Hotel School has had to overcome personal challenges to stay with his studies. The trials of his young life so far and his perseverance with his studies have highlighted his dedication to his commitment to his dream to start his own hospitality business one day.
“On behalf of our members, it’s our aim this year to give wings to the ideas and ambitions, plans and dreams of these three young people by making a contribution to their tuition fees and enabling them to overcome personal financial obstacles that stand in the way of them realising their potential,” says FEDHASA Cape’s Chairman, Rob Kucera, “When you consider that it is estimated that the hospitality industry will generate roughly R161 billion per year of South Africa’s GDP by 2017, one of our great assets is the rising stars currently in the educational system who deserve our attention and support.”