Corneels Jafta, NUST Registrar, said Sunita Cables approached the institution with an offer of a scholarship to a deserving but formerly disadvantaged student in Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
The Office of the Bursar selected Fillipus Moendestu, a third-year Bachelor of Engineering: Electronics and Telecommunications student, as the first beneficiary of the scholarship. Moendestu, one of six children raised by a single parent, is a quiet but determined student from Oshakati where he matriculated from the Negumbo Senior Secondary School in 2011 before joining NUST the next year. He is determined to succeed and fulfil his dream to become an engineer.
”I would like to sincerely thank Sunita Cables for providing me with this scholarship. I promise to work very hard and to perform well in my studies. The scholarship has inspired me to help others and give back to the community in future. I hope that I will one day be able to help students achieve their goals just as I was helped,” he said.
Raj Rallan, Managing Director of Sunita Cables, a Namibian company with offices and factories in Botswana, said the company firmly believes in education and therefore initiated the scholarship.
“The company also supports the Government of Namibia in its Vision 2030 programme and regards this assistance as a cornerstone for future growth. The scholarship is part of our company’s Social Responsibility Programme and therefore it is made available to any Namibian citizen who was previously disadvantaged,” Rallan explained.
He added that the scholarship will be made available for two more years after which the company will consider extending it.