Este-Lee Nel is one of five Gr 12 learners from Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, who have recently learned that they will be financially supported through their third-level studies.They were selected from applicants – many from disadvantaged backgrounds – who as Grade 12 pupils attended an Angels bursary roadshow last October.

Now a first-year student at Boland FET College, in Paarl, Este-Lee told how the funding from Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms lifts one burden in working towards a National Certificate (Vocational) in Civil Engineering and Building Construction.

She said: “This helps me to get one step closer to my big dream of becoming one of our country’s female engineers. The bursary relieves me financially so that I can stay focused on my studies and give my best.”