Today is International Day of Education – a day created to celebrate and advocate for access to education. The theme this year is ‘to invest in people, prioritise education’, and it is certainly an apt one as we believe a strong educational foundational truly feeds the potential of people.
The Scholarship programme provides access to quality education to deserving learners whose parents work for a KFC restaurant and to children who are Add Hope beneficiaries across South Africa – many of whom come from a single-mother headed household. The Programme, designed in partnership with the Curro Group of Schools who have 76 campuses across our 9 provinces, is focused on providing educational opportunities and upskilling our youth; making sure they have a solid pla form and support system so that they can reach their full potential. Learners who meet the selection criteria remain recipients of the programme as long as they meet specific annual requirements, until they matriculate. This year, there are 25 learners in the Programme and we are celebrating our first graduate through the programme – Maxine Morsariri – who achieved multiple distinctions and a university exemption. She will be attending The University of Cape Town studying computer science, with the support of a KFC bursary.