(Port Elizabeth) – A student from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) declined a performance bursary of R90 000 because others need it more than he does.
The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said God had given him a big heart for others and because he was led to do this act of kindness by the Holy Spirit, it was the right thing to do.
“I am aware (or at least partially aware) of the struggles that many students face regarding finances with their studies. “It puts into perspective just how fortunate I am to come from a family where this isn’t a concern.”
“When I received the bursary, I realised the opportunity I had been given and thus decided to give it to someone who needs it more than I do.”
He did not make the decision alone.
“This wouldn’t be at all possible without my loving and supportive parents who are fortunate enough to be in a financial position where this is feasible. “I believe that blessing others should be a response to everything that God has blessed one with.”
This benefactor said that no matter how big or small, there is always an opportunity to give kindness and love and one should always keep their heart open to do so.
“Therefore, I’m blessing someone with my bursary, not to gain any recognition or praise, but instead as a response to the all the blessings I have so graciously received.
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