Trustco Insurance, through its Legal Shield product, has devoted itself to support two University of Namibia Law students for the 2021 academic year. The students will receive financial support as well as an opportunity to conduct their Work Integrated Learning at Trustco Insurance upon graduation.
This year’s recipients – Mayemo Abigail Namakaliza and Doreen Lyomba will each be awarded Legal Shield bursaries amounting to N$30 000.00, after undergoing a rigorous selection process that considered an array of criteria as well as personal attributes. The financial assistance will enable them to focus on their studies rather than the financial hardships one encounters when pursuing a higher education qualification. The Legal Shield bursary initiative has awarded in excess of N$1.1 million to numerous students since 2002.
Upon completion of their studies, the two recipients will be granted the opportunity of employment at Trustco Insurance where they will each receive valuable practical experience in the legal working environment. This will equip them for the future by enhancing their confidence in executing tasks.
The bursaries awards were handed over by Trustco Insurance’s Head of Claims, Mr. Kevin Anderson, who placed great emphasis on the fulfillment of social responsibilities. He stated, “It is indeed a proud moment for us as Legal Shield to change the lives of our future lawmakers. This long tradition of investing into our youth is not merely a financial investment, but a moral obligation to make our society a better place through our social investment initiatives.” The next generation of the van Rooyen entrepreneurial dynasty, Le Hugo van Rooyen, had the opportunity to sit down with the recipients and shared some valuable tips in legal studies, a career he regards highly for the success of a corporate entity. “I am equally excited to witness this historic handover, to see the energy and fire in the eyes of Doreen and Mayemo. They are the ones who need to take the judiciary system to the next level in Namibia” he said.
Trustco Insurance continues to assist law students annually by means of bursaries and employment opportunities. To date, a total of 46 bursary recipients have benefitted from the financial assistance provided through the Legal Shield Bursary initiative. The management of Trustco Insurance believes that investing in promising legal students is an investment in the future. Legal Shield was launched in 2000 and was at that time the only Namibian legal insurance provider. It offers affordable cover against legal costs stemming from civil, criminal, matrimonial, labour and administrative matters.