Strategic Alliance between NSRI and the S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys Association Bursary Fund, supported by SAIMI
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Dr Cleeve Robertson, CEO of National Sea Rescue Institute and the Captain Keith Burchell, Chairman of Bursary Fund.
“One of the NSRI’s strategies in achieving a society with fewer drownings is collaboration. Our agreement with the General Botha Old Boys Association Bursary Fund and partnership with Lawhill Maritime Centre has two objectives: firstly, we are taking a long term view on the future, recognizing that the sustainability of maritime rescue services and drowning prevention systems will depend on the right human capital, with the right attitudes, skills and capacity, to fuel the engine of the organization. This cooperation is a small but significant step. Secondly, we recognize that, as an organization, we bring a unique experience to education. We are at the sharp end of water-related industries and have comprehensive insights into water safety across a broad range of industrial, commercial and recreational activities. We believe that the safety culture, values and experience that we can share with students will prove invaluable to them in the future. We are very happy to be establishing relationship that will help realize our vision and, as South Africans and Africans, to play our part in building the society we need,” said Dr Robertson.
As part of the commitment to the relationship, NSRI supports the education and development of two Lawhill Maritime Centre Bursary Fund students Buren Van Wyk and Owami Zuma.