The Community Property Fund has awarded a second full-time bursary to Simons Town Lawhill Martime School. Josh Mbana from Port Elizabeth will start his first year, Grade 10 in the programme, in 2018.
Simons Town School’s Lawhill Maritime Centre was established in 1995, and introduces scholars to the maritime industry in their last three years of secondary schooling.
The industry focused education improves the school leaver’s chance of finding employment. To date, more than 300 young South Africans have passed through the Lawhill programme, many of them pursing successful careers in the maritime industry, both ashore and at sea, while others have gone on to make their mark in other industries.