As matriculants prepare to write their final examinations, many of them will be planning for the next step. For many this means studying further at a tertiary institution, which can be expensive.
Funding can often become one of the main barriers to entry when it comes to higher education. This sparked the #feesmustfall protests which fought for equitable access to higher education. While NSFAS provides funding for students, not everybody will qualify for the bursary.
This is where Feenix comes in. If you break down the word, you will figure out what this nonprofit is trying to achieve. Fee and Nix. "Fee" refers to the tuition cost at university while "Nix" is a play on the Afrikaans word "niks" which translates to 'nothing' in English.
Their goal is to provide students with a platform to raise money to fund their tertiary education. They do this through a practice known as crowdfunding. Simply put, crowdfunding is asking a large group of people for small amounts of money in order to achieve a goal. Ever heard the saying a little goes a long way?
On the Feenix website students can post a picture of themselves, provide details of what course they are studying and the amount needed to cover the costs. People from anywhere in the world can choose to donate to students.
Feenix can help you fund your tertiary education. For more information, visit their website by clicking HERE
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