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25 April 2019 | Story Mamosa Makaya

Since 2016, the University of the Free State Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS) has received a grant from First National Bank worth R2 498 000, which supports tertiary bursaries for students with disabilities. Bursary holders are funded through CUADS, as the administrator of the bursaries.
  
These are students enrolled for various academic programmes who require academic assistance and/or assistive devices such as electronic handheld magnifiers, laptops, and hearing aids. The FNB grant also covers tuition, accommodation, study material and books, and meals.  The success of the grant is already evident, with one of the recipients having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2018. A second student was capped at the April 2019 graduations with a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying.
 
Supporting the principles of the ITP

The UFS received the grant from FNB in instalments, starting in the 2016 academic year to date, supporting the needs of 40 disabled students. This grant and the work of CUADS speaks to and supports the principles of the Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP), namely inclusivity, transformation, and diversity. The vision of the Universal Access work stream is to enable the UFS to create an environment where students with disabilities can experience all aspects of student life equal to their non-disabled peers. The ITP provides for the recognition of the rights of people with disabilities as an important lesson in social justice and an opportunity to reinforce university values.

The successful administration of the grant to benefit past and present students is a ‘feather in the cap’ of CUADS, and is a shining example of the impact of public private investment and the endless possibilities that open up when there is a commitment to developing future leaders in academic spaces, allowing them to thrive by creating a learning environment that is welcoming and empowering. 



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Beste wense aan 6 Kovsies in Springbok Rugbyspan - Brief van die Rektor (Afrikaans)
2004-11-01

Gutro Steenkamp


Beste Gutro,
CJ van der Linde


Beste CJ,
Gerrie Britz


Beste Gerrie,
Juan Smith


Beste Juan,
Michael Claassen


Beste Michael,

Baie geluk uit ‘n feesvierende Kovsie-land! Ons is een en almal trots op jou insluiting in die Bokspan vir die komende toer en sien uit daarna om jou vordering dop te hou.

Ons hier op die Bult staan ‘n oomblik op en bring graag eer aan ons vyf Kovsies in die span – uit ‘n wenspan gekies tot ‘n wenspan.

Wees daarvan verseker dat ons deel van die pawiljoen uitmaak en julle in ons hart en gebede koester.

Beste wense!

Frederick C v N Fourie
Rektor en Visekanselier

2004-10-29


Dr Derik Coetzee
Menslike Bewegingskunde
 

Beste Derik

   

 

Jou insluiting as biokinetikus van die Springbok-rugbyspan na Engeland is ‘n bewys van die vertroue wat na die afgelope drie nasie reeks in jou gestel word. Baie geluk daarmee!

Dis besonders om te sien hoedat jy die Kovsie-visie van uitnemendheid uitleef.

Dis nie aldag dat Kovsies kan spog met 'n personeellid wat deel is van die Springbok-rugbyspan se ondersteuningsgroep nie, asook vyf (5) spelers wat in die span speel. Jy het jouself bewys as 'n waardige ambassadeur vir Kovsies. Ons is trots op jou.

Beste wense
 

Frederick CvN Fourie
Rektor en Visekanselier

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