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"21 Bursaries for 2021"

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We have 6 months left of 2021. "21 Bursaries for 2021"  is at 30% of our target! Thank you to all who have contributed so generously towards this worthy cause.  If only I could say that the need has diminished, but that would be a far cry from the truth. The need is still very much there, in fact, the need has amplified. I have passionate letters of motivation from deserving would-be bursary recipients who have requested to move into the hostel because the distances they travel to get to school and their home situations are undeniable barriers to their success. These are the learners who will benefit from our BackaBuddy campaign. Hostel costs are hard costs for the school and without bursaries, in place, we are unable to accommodate these requests. These learners are remarkably resilient. Their resilience is matched by fierce determination to succeed. We believe that these learners will venture into the world ready to make a difference and to give back to society when they are able.  

July is Mandela Month, the 18th of July is Mandela Day. In these fearful COVID times, volunteering is difficult because we should all be staying safely at home reducing the threat of transmission. Why not spend your volunteerism this year ensuring that the learners in need at the National School of the Arts can move into the hostel for the remainder of the 2021 academic year - we need your R67.00 R670.00 and as many zeros as you are able to add! Together we can reach 21 Bursaries in 2021!

"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another."  Nelson Mandela

Stay safe.

 

 

Donations

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "NSA donate 67" - Cassidy

  • Jul 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "In the spirit of Mandela Day! Hoping to reach the target of 21 Bursaries in 2021! The recipients are waiting!" - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Apr 30, 2021 - USD $ 4 200.00
  • "For Ayanda Twala" - Craig Ludwig

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 370.00
  • "All my love and support ️" - Rose Cortes

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 370.00
  • "All my love and support ️" - Rose Cortes

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "As a parent of two daughters who matriculated from the National School of the Arts, this is a means to pay back for the quality education they were afforded. The NSA has my heart. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "As a parent of two daughters who matriculated from the National School of the Arts, this is a means to pay back for the quality education they were afforded. The NSA has my heart. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 370.00
  • "All my love and support ️" - Rose Cortes

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "for David " - N

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "As a parent of two daughters who matriculated from the National School of the Arts, this is a means to pay back for the quality education they were afforded. The NSA has my heart. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 370.00
  • "All my love and support ️" - Rose Cortes

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "." - Nicky Falkof

  • Aug 12, 2020 - USD $ 112.34
  • "It was such a privilege to attend this school. The experience and education set us up to succeed locally and for some of us internationally. " - Karin Eunson Ross

  • Aug 12, 2020 - USD $ 28.56
  • "This school is incredible. " - Tali Hoffman

  • Aug 12, 2020 - USD $ 99.54
  • "Hope this helps! " - Jason Clarke

  • Aug 11, 2020 - R 800.00
  • "Thank you for giving me a platform not only find myself but to to be myself as well. I hope you will be able to continue giving other students this opportunity." - Flowerchild

  • Aug 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Every little bit counts. Artists are important! Love and light " - Zamashenge

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "All the best" - Ethne

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Forever in my soul " - Samantha Young (de Vries)

  • Aug 10, 2020 - USD $ 114.13
  • "Happy to support as an alumna. Class of 1988" - Maxine Eilander

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I'm a proud Educator at the NSA and believe that we need to fight for our school." - Mrs van Aardt

  • Aug 10, 2020 - USD $ 8.56
  • "Incredibly proud to be a part of the NSA family. " - Rafaela

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "As an educator of the NSA, I have had the opportunity to experience talents and skills that many of our learners bring from this beautiful school. " - Ms Moonsamy

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I have such amazing memories of NSA. This instution empowers young creatives and future leaders. Save Nsa!!" - Kristin Wilson

  • Aug 10, 2020 - USD $ 28.53
  • "I'm very saddened by the devastating news. NSA has been my child's dream and have found the teaching and culture of the school to have made my daughter a mature and outbox-the-thinker." - Beverly

  • Aug 09, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Hope that you guys end up pulling through... without NSA I would be missing out on one of the best things that ever happened to me..." - Bryan

  • Aug 09, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Wilhelm

  • Aug 09, 2020 - USD $ 28.53
  • "So many memories form NSA, stay strong during these trying times." - Donna Camargo

  • Aug 08, 2020 - USD $ 57.06
  • "Giving back a little to a school that gave me so much." - D Newton

  • Aug 08, 2020 - USD $ 28.53
  • "Keeping the dream alive for all. " - Juliet Diener

  • Aug 07, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "The best years of my life were spent in this school. The amount of memories i have are like nothing else, and all the students deserve to have the same. A special place with special people." - Janine Montgomery

  • Aug 06, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "NSA gave me the best and happiest high school experience anyone could ever hope for and shaped my future. It would be a tragedy if others couldn't have the same opportunity!" - Audrey Johnson

  • Aug 05, 2020 - USD $ 500.00
  • "We are grateful for the very special education you gave our daughter Lara. " - Johann Werkstetter

  • Aug 05, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "All my love and support ️" - Rose Cortes

  • Aug 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "NSA and the friends I made there saved my life. Eternal gratitude." - Jared Viljoen

  • Aug 03, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "I owe all I am to this school, it has touched my life and the lives of many like me, in an incredible manner. " - Mbali

  • Aug 03, 2020 - USD $ 29.48
  • "My high school years were some of the best memories in my life! I wish this for any creative pupil too." - Carmen Bolton

  • Aug 02, 2020 - USD $ 118.41
  • "I was privileged to experience an immersion into the Dramatic Arts (1996) that was rounded in rich practice and an accrual of knowledge that has had an immense and profound influence on my life. " - Sasha Stojovic

  • Aug 02, 2020 - USD $ 250.00
  • "I loved my time at the NSA. I hope many people will help..." - Lara Werkstetter

  • Aug 01, 2020 - USD $ 29.48
  • "The arts are crucial" - Adam Lieber

  • Aug 01, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Fondest memories of my time at NSA. It’s so important for learners to have access to education that they are passionate about!" - Bianca Johnson

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Moving the arts forward

    " - Lindiwe

  • Jul 29, 2020 - USD $ 150.75
  • "NSA was the best high school experience I could have wished for. I hope many many more students get to have the same experience and get to fully express themselves." - Marianne Moore

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "As a parent of two daughters who matriculated from the National School of the Arts, this is a means to pay back for the quality education they were afforded. The NSA has my heart. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 32.85
  • "For the future of the arts in South Africa. Good luck!" - Luisa Ashworth

  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 173.25
  • "I will always be so grateful for my high school years at the NSA... Matriculated in 2001 and loved coming to school every day. Something small from me to contribute!" - Jade Coughlan

  • Jul 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "The NSA is a space that creates a haven and a catapult for young creatives to build their resources and project themselves into their imagined futures. Support in any way you can! " - Yvette Hardie

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 49.60
  • "I am who I am today because of the formative years spent at this special school. NSA is a ‘one in a million’ high school, and I will forever be thankful for the memories I made there. " - Lee-Ann Rebelo

  • Jul 22, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "ABDM&NSA! The best memories of the best people! Challenge all my old friends,Matric 1993, add your voice & give something back. We can't allow our legacy to die! CLASS OF 1993!" - Dario Broccardo

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 10.30
  • "A little bit goes a long way. " - Bruce Prins

  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 56.46
  • "Thank you for the best and most inspirational years of my life. A small contribution to give someone else that same gift of hope." - Matthew Herbst

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Viva the Arts! Viva NSA! " - Alison Green

  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Pleased to support the arts. My nephew has blossomed at NSA" - Francis

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 134.00
  • "NSA - a great school" - Anonymous

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 167.00
  • "In the spirit of Mandela Day!" - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Jul 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Break a leg with the campaign" - Ismail Mahomed

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck! " - Li-Anne Hide

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "NSA Donations" - Henrietta Holman

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best! I loved my time at NSA" - Lara Holfeld

  • Jul 15, 2020 - USD $ 113.75
  • "Just hoping to give others the same opportunity I had in receiving the enriching art education I received " - Ex Alumni

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We cannot let Arts Education fall through the cracks. " - Adrian Poulsen

  • Jul 14, 2020 - USD $ 59.71
  • "So incredibly proud of my school" - Tania

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 59.48
  • "Loved my time at Art School" - Adrian Stone

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "With all the love and best wishes" - Erin

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    Thank you for my high school memories

    " - Anon

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 265.03
  • "NSA set the foundations strongly for my career in the arts, a place of inspiration and life long friendships. I hope my donation can help set a current student up for a bright and creative future." - Mandy Jandrell

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    So many incredible people came from the Art school. Such a special school.

    " - Coral Featherstone

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "The NSA allowed me to enjoy high school. Going there was an honour I cherish." - Nicolette Green

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 1 559.11
  • "Thank you for a good start ABDM – I hope my small contrbution can afford the same to another." - Craig Ludwig

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 585.31
  • "I matriculated in 1989. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of such a creative school. Wishing all future students success and happiness. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 43.90
  • "I cherished my years at the NSA and would like to see it continue as a place of learning for creative excellence" - Kristin Erken

  • Jul 05, 2020 - USD $ 29.27
  • "We are NSA and everyone deserves an opportunity to grow in this space." - Kiruna-Lind Devar

  • Jul 03, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "As a parent of two daughters who matriculated from the National School of the Arts, this is a means to pay back for the quality education they were afforded. The NSA has my heart. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "NSA is an important school that deserves everyones support " - Ann Roberts

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Donations to date

R 159 450.77

Fundraising target

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"21 NSA Bursaries for 2021"

Supporting learners at The National School of the Arts.


The National School of the Arts has been a leader in specialized arts education for over fifty years.  To ensure that we can continue offering quality teaching and learning well into the ever- dynamic future, we need to put agile, creative solutions in place! With characteristic optimism, the NSA is preparing for 2021 and the endless creative opportunities of the post-COVID 19 world with "21 Bursaries for 2021," and we need your help!  Our NSA parents have felt the devastation of the slowdown in the economy over the last couple of years, making the full payment of school fees increasingly difficult. 

COVID 19 compounded the situation with a decrease in school fee payment and an increase in exemptions. "Exemption from school fees is a mechanism that the government has put in place to assist parents in accessing quality education for their children, irrespective of their background of financial constraints." Schools need school fees to run optimally. Without fees, School Management and the Governing Body face an increasingly difficult task to provide the artistic and academic programme at the level of excellence that is synonymous with the name - The National School of the Arts. 

It is a heart-warming truth that many of those unable to pay becomes the greatest credit to the school. Brokering in hope and creative solutions  – our currency as artists – we will change the narrative. "21 Bursaries for 2021" is our appeal to help unleash the butterfly effect,  enabling the transformative power of quality arts education to continue to impact young NSA learners in the same way it has impacted learners for over 50 years.  The NSA is a top-performing academic school, and our learners are known to excel across the boards from art to astrophysics.


"21 Bursaries for 2021" – will help the school navigate the turbulent waters in which we sail and write a new narrative of possibility, positivity, and solutions. Our young creatives are already dreaming of attending the NSA. We must be ready for them. “Realising Dreams Through Excellence in Arts and Academics.” The National School of the Arts is classified as a School of Specialisation in Performing and Creative Arts and is a Gauteng Department of Education School and is a registered charity.