Lions Club starts bursary fund

Athlone ward councillor Rashid Adams assisting at a food drive.

The Lions Club of Athlone has started a bursary fund.

The club is part of the world’s largest service organisation with some 1.7 million members in more than 200 countries.

The Athlone club was started in 2017 and has 26 members who meet at the Samaj Centre in Temple Road, Gatesville.

The club’s Zarina Hendricks says they’re not afraid to roll up their sleeves for a worthy cause. They believe in making a change through kindness and building relationships.

“We hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards in everything we do.

“Our members and clubs are dedicated to serving others, and it shows. We champion kindness in our communities and actively work to improve the lives of all people.”

The bursary will offer financial aid for a wide range of education and training, Ms Hendricks said.

“As most bursaries are mainly available for tertiary studies, this fund will consider other applications such as primary and high school, sports, hospitality and various skills development.

“This fund will require continuous resources and therefore we hope to engage and attract the private sector as partners.”

The community would be informed when applications opened, she said.