In celebration of Gen Re’s anniversary in 2021, Gen Re in South Africa has partnered with the University of the Western Cape, which is well-known for its struggle against apartheid and its continued fight against oppression, discrimination, and disadvantage in modern-day South Africa. They have an excellent Occupational Therapy program that we decided to support over four years by offering a bursary to two deserving students.
The students are also spending a portion of their vacation working at Gen Re. This is crucial in South Africa where many graduates are unable to obtain employment due to a lack of work experience.
Both our students are thriving and are currently enrolled for their third year of studies. We have a Cape Town born and bred student; the other student hails from Mpumalanga. One of them was invited into the Golden Key Honour society as well as receiving a merit award for her first year of studies. So our support has been guided by the individual needs of the students.
We believe the four years spent partnering with Gen Re will act as a catalyst for successful careers within the Occupational Therapy industry.