Star Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund recipient Tamsyn Lee Donnelly was honored at the Wits Medical Society awards this week as one of the top 10 students of 2016.
The 21-year-old from the south of Johannesburg said she was both thrilled and grateful to have been part of the programme that has become synonymous with the empowerment of young women. Tamsyn joined the Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund at the start of 2016 when she was in her third year of Medicine at Wits.
Tamsyn, who wants to give back and ensure that her good fortune as a recipient of the bursary fund is paid forward, travelled to India in December where she spent 6 weeks providing health care support to people from poor and impoverished communities.
“The experience changed my life forever. It was such a privilege to have been given such and opportunity,” she said.
Cell C Foundation’s Managing Executive, Suzette Van Der Merwe says: “Since inception, Cell C’s Girl Child Bursary Fund in partnership with Tomorrow Trust has supported 30 young women to receive tertiary education and we have produced 8 graduates in 2016. Four of them currently work at Cell C. We are extremely proud of Tamsyn’s achievements and wish her all the best for the future.”