Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

In a world where education is the key to unlocking one's full potential, bursaries are the guiding light that brighten the path to success for many students. The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Trust, recognizing the transformative power of education, has taken this concept a step further. Through a groundbreaking partnership with The Centre for Coaching, a Centre of excellence situated at The UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town, not only financial assistance but also invaluable coaching support is being offered to the Trust’s bursary recipients. What makes this collaboration even more remarkable is its focus on students with visual impairments, a group that faces unique challenges in their pursuit of higher education.

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund: A Beacon of Hope

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Trust has long been committed to making higher education accessible to deserving South African students. Founded in memory of Ian Fraser, a visionary leader who believed in the power of education, the trust has provided financial assistance to countless individuals over the years. However, they realized that financial support alone is not always sufficient for students to thrive academically and personally. This realization led to a novel partnership with The Centre for Coaching, situated at The UCT Graduate School of Business, enriching the lives of bursary recipients in ways that extend far beyond monetary aid.

Coaching for Success: A Unique Approach

Coaching is a powerful tool for personal and professional development, offering individuals the opportunity to set and achieve their goals, navigate challenges, and harness their full potential. The partnership between the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Trust and The Centre for Coaching has brought this transformative process to the forefront of their bursary program. Bursary recipients are now paired with skilled professional integral coaches who provide guidance, support, and development throughout their educational journey.

A Focus on Visual Impairments: Overcoming Unique Challenges

What sets this partnership apart is its focus on students with visual impairments. The coaches, in collaboration with the admin staff at Ian Fraser, have worked to understand and address the unique challenges faced by these students. From navigating academic requirements to accessing digital resources, the coaches have been instrumental in finding innovative solutions to ensure that students with visual impairments have equal access to education.



A Win – Win: Positive Outcomes for All

The impact of this partnership has been overwhelmingly positive. For bursary recipients, the coaching experience has proven invaluable. It has not only helped them excel academically but has also boosted their confidence, independence, and resilience. The personal growth and development these students have experienced are a testament to the power of coaching.

On the other side of the equation, the coaches themselves have gained immeasurable insights and personal growth. Working with students facing unique challenges has expanded their horizons and deepened their understanding of diversity and inclusion. It has been a two-way street of learning and growth, where coaches have discovered the limitless potential within every individual.

Lighting the way for Future Generations

The partnership between the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Trust and The Centre for Coaching at The UCT Graduate School of Business is a shining example of how collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to inclusivity can transform lives. By extending their support to students with visual impairments and providing coaching, they are not only investing in the future of these individuals but also in the future of the nation.

As this partnership continues to flourish, it serves as a beacon of hope, lighting the way for future generations of students who dare to dream, overcome obstacles, and strive for excellence. It demonstrates that with the right support, anyone can achieve greatness, regardless of the challenges they may face. The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Trust and The Centre for Coaching are indeed shaping a brighter, more inclusive future for South Africa's students.