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Epilepsy Sa - Free State & North West Charity Profile
The Mick Leary Educational Trust, will soon be known as the Epilepsy South Africa Educational Trust. Aims of the Trust: To enable people with epilepsy to study at tertiary level. To empower people from marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities. To create role models of individuals with epilepsy, to whom others with the condition can look for advice and inspiration
People with epilepsy are often denied bursaries on account of their condition. The trust aims to correct this and to ensure that these individuals are able to graduate, and be more employable on the open labour market.
Epilepsy South Africa and the Mick Leary Educational Trust hope to create a lasting relationship with the recipients of bursaries. Although recipients will not be required to pay back the bursary, the Trustees expect that on completion of their studies, anyone receiving grants from the Trust will involve themselves in the activities of Epilepsy South Africa. Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursars are expected to do voluntary work for a minimum of one week per year at their closest Epilepsy South Africa branch. The Mick Leary Bursar should also attend a nearby Branch Annual General Meeting and, if possible, the National Annual General Meeting.
Furthermore, in an attempt to help facilitate the Trustís aim of creating role models the Trust may request that Bursars have their stories published in Epinews (Epilepsy South Africaís national publication) and that they visit and advise more people with disability at Epilepsy South Africa residential homes or employment projects.