The ‘Tale of Two Ships’ / ‘Meet the Students’ brunch – an initiative of the General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund – was held at the Lawhill Maritime Centre on Saturday, 18 April 2015.
The event was attended by, amongst others, members of the shipping and maritime community, General Botha Old Boys Association, media and the parents of current bursary holders.
Guests had the opportunity to hear, first hand, about the work of the Lawhill Maritime Centre and the General Botha Old Boys’ Association and how the legacy of two ships – the barque Lawhill and the HMS Thames (that later became the South African Training Ship General Botha) – has inspired the financial support and mentoring of the seafarers of tomorrow.
(Click here to read the Tale of Two Ships)
The General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund (GBOBABF) – which was founded in 2011 to assist students financially – is hoping to grow the fund by attracting new individual and corporate sponsors. The GBOBABF currently provides financial and mentoring support to 10 Lawhill students studying towards a maritime career.
Click here to view the GBOBABF 2014/5 Annual Report. More information about the Bursary Fund also available on the website http://www.gbbursaryfund.co.za/