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Tygerberg medical students are raising money to start a fund for thier disadvantaged peers who are studying on burseries so they are cycling 902kms.

 

On the 1st of December, students from the Tygerberg Medical campus are cycling 902 km to raise funds for their peers who are on bursaries. They are riding from the Namibian border all the way to Cape Agulhas, making a stop off at the Tygerberg Medical Campus.

They want to build a fund that is raised and run by students, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, to end financial exclusion on campus. Their focus will be on students that are studying on burseries, who have limited funding for life outside of university, such as food, transportation and school supplies.

In an interview with Kieno Kammies, Breda Reed, a third year medical student, discusses how the challenge will benefit her fellow peers.

“It’s a symbolic journey to show how far we have come in our country to where we are now where all the students have an opportunity to study.

Bursaries are doing an amazing in securing opportunities for students to study but we stand with our friends that bursaries do not cover all the needs of the students.

So we are looking at supporting our friends in their quest to becoming doctors.”

We are really excited by this idea, these are our future doctors people! Yay for South Africa!


Sources: LeadSA 
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