The Attacq Foundation, a corporate social investment initiative focused on sustainable education and training, powered by Attacq Limited,recently held its much-anticipated Attacq Foundation bursary session for students studying property-related and engineering courses at its partner institutions. The students’ studies are facilitated and managed collectively by the SAPOA bursary fund, South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), The Atterbury trust, Women’s Property Network Bursary Fund (WPN) and the University of Pretoria.
Two events themed “Recruitment and Support during Youth Month” were held in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively and brought together the bursary students studying in these cities to network and engage with each other, and with leaders in the property industry, who shared inspiring words and as well as insights from their years in the sector.
Attacq Social Executive, Janine Palm says, “It is so fitting that we are hosting our bursary sessions during Youth Month. Higher education in South Africa is sadly inaccessible for many young people and I am proud of the work of the Attacq Foundation which, along with our partners, is empowering the next generation of property professionals”.
Founded in 2015, Attacq Foundation supports disadvantaged students pursuing real estate and construction-related courses by providing financial support through established and proven programmes. Ensuring the youth is educated, equipped with necessary skills, and well-prepared for employment is the primary focus area of the foundation.
Since its inception, the foundation has initiated and supported a number of initiatives that address the challenges facing primary and secondary level education in South Africa such as their Keep Our Girls In School #Endperiodpoverty campaign and Rise Against Hunger school meal initiative.
“Building our nation is about uplifting and giving back to the community in ways that create a sustainable difference. The link between education and empowerment cannot be overstated. I am excited to watch the journey of the bursary recipients we support as they grow into confident and competent industry players,” concludes Palm.