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Sanlam takes bold strides in Education empowerment

In its ongoing commitment to education and youth development, Sanlam proudly announces the awarding of six bursaries and the induction of 17 interns into the Sanlam family. This initiative

reinforces Sanlam’s dedication to fostering education and nurturing young talents, aiming to bridge the gap in skills development and contribute to the academic success of students. Sanlam’s commitment to education takes centre stage with the handover of six bursaries to students from the different institutions of higher learning in Namibia. These bursaries, an integral part of the Sanlam Bursary Scheme, provide promising individuals with the opportunity to pursue tertiary education without the financial burden of tuition fees. The recipients, meticulously chosen from a pool of applicants, will join the esteemed ranks of 110 previous cohorts who have benefited from Sanlam’s unwavering dedication to education.

Laurencia Prinzonsky, Marketing and Communication Manager: Brand, at Sanlam, expressed her delight, saying, “We are delighted to award six young people with bursaries for the upcoming academic year. The Sanlam Bursary Scheme is our way of providing access to quality education and enabling students to contribute to the nation’s development while addressing socio-economic challenges among the youth. “As a responsible corporate citizen, Sanlam recognises its duty to contribute to societal well-being and ensure a skilled workforce in Namibia. The company understands the transformative power of education, particularly for those from underprivileged backgrounds, and continues to invest in the academic pursuits of young minds.

In addition to the bursaries, Sanlam also welcomes 17 interns into its fold, who will embark on a three-month work-integrated learning experience. This internship programme highlights Sanlam’s commitment to nurturing future leaders and providing practical exposure to complement academic knowledge. “The Sanlam internship programme is a unique opportunity for young talents to gain hands-on experience, develop practical skills, and make valuable contributions to our organization. We believe in providing a platform for growth and learning that goes beyond the classroom,” stated Selma Shilunga, Senior HR Consultant.

Sanlam’s strategic approach to bursaries ensures a focus on key fields such as Accounting/Finance, Business/Investments, Marketing/Communication, Law & Compliance, Human Resources, and Actuarial Science. This ensures that the recipients’ growth aligns with the broader needs of society and the financial industry, reflecting Sanlam’s dedication to developing well-rounded professionals. The handover event signifies a pivotal moment in the lives of the bursary recipients and interns as they embark on a journey towards academic excellence and future career success. Sanlam remains steadfast in its commitment to investing in the education of young people, propelling them to reach their full potential and positively impacting their lives.