Congratulations to Anita Shaw on receiving a scholarship from the Mandela Scholarship Fund for postgraduate studies at the University of Sussex. Anita has been accepted for a MA in Social Development and begins her studies in October this year.
The Mandela Scholarship Fund was set up in 1973 at the initiative of the Sussex Student Union and staff. The scholarships are aimed particularly at students who wish to study a development-related discipline, or to take a course that is unavailable in their own country.
Anita says that she saw the invitation to apply on the LIASAOnline listserv and in her application, wrote extensively about the role public libraries play in the development of communities in South Africa.
Anita is currently at the Grassy Park Public Library in Cape Town.
Good Luck Anita!