The inception of the Innibos Meridian Karino Educational Trust was motivated by the Starehe Boys College story. Founded in 1959 by the late Dr. Geoffrey Griffin and two co- founders, the late Geoffrey Geturo and the late Joseph Gikubu, Starehe is a charitable institution which provides care and education for boys in need. (Please read the Starehe story at http://www.stareheboyscentre.ac.ke/sbc/).
The purpose of this project is the development of an educational trust which will provide funding for talented but disadvantaged learners to attend Meridian Karino (or any other school meeting the criteria) from Grade 7 to Grade 12 to develop their various talents maximally.
A pilot program with nine bursary holders is currently running at Meridian Karino Independent School. The program consists of six learners, sponsored by the Citrus Academy and citrus farmers in the Hoedspruit area, two learners sponsored by local businesses and one learner jointly sponsored by Curro and the Sabie community.
What will the bursary include?
Who will qualify for a bursary?
Beneficiaries will be talented disadvantaged learners, (majority African), primarily from the Greater Mbombela Municipal Area.
How and by whom will the bursaries be managed?
The Innibos Meridian Karino Trust was initiated by a group of leaders in the Nelspruit community together with the Innibos National Arts Festival and Meridian Karino Independent School, which is part of Curro Holdings. The patron of the trust is the Innibos National Arts Festival board of directors. The trust is currently being managed by the following trustees with Carien Taute as Project Manager:-
Sandra Jacobs Marketing and Media Manage Innibos National Arts Festival
Kerneels Kruger Well-known business owner in Nelspruit
Carien Taute Project Manager at Buzz Projects and Coaching
Henri Pieters from Stabilis Incorporated Chartered Accountants will be responsible for all fiduciary matters.
Although the Innibos National Arts Festival is a Section 21 company with its main purpose the provision of a platform for the enjoyment and development of the arts, as patron of the trust, they further aim to provide the opportunity for educational excellence for disadvantaged, talented learners.
What bursary options will be available?
How will learners qualify and which criteria will apply?
What is excluded from the bursary?