Friday, 17 February 2017

From Bursary to Bernina and Beyond.

“As Pandora slowly opened the box, all the evils of the world came out.  But in this case, When Andrea, Thembakhazi and Xoliswa opened their boxes, they found something amazing.”

Andrea Beyers was the lucky recipient of a three year paid bursary valued at R150 000.00 to study Fashion Design at North West School of Design.  This bursary was handed to her last year, as South Africa’s most loved and favourite designer, Gert-Johan Coetzee launched a competition, whereby she was selected as the nationwide winner.

Bernina South Africa also came aboard, and sponsored her with a Bernina b330 sewing machine valued at just under R23000.00. 
Xoliswa Kawuzela won the Fashion Communication Bursary also courtesy of Gert-Johan Coetzee and Bernina and received her Bernette Chicago 5 sewing machine valued roughly at just under R10 000.00 
Another lucky winner, was Thembakhazi Stokwe, who walked away as bursary winner, courtesy of the upmarket, Luminance brand, and she also received her sewing machine.

Speaking to the students, they all seem so excited about their prize, and one of them was even so happy and confused at the same time, she did not know, which was the sewing machine and which the overlocker.

Bernina South Africa, has always been on the forefront to help the bursary students with their machines as part of their prizes, and North West School of Design would like to thank them for their generous sponsorship for the past six years.


Andrea Beyers busy with her brand new Bernina sewing machine.

Xoliswa testing out her sewing machine on the first basic dress she's making.
Mariaan Olivier of Bernina Klerksdorp
with Xoliswa Kawuzela &
Tembakhazi Stokwe

                                                     Annemarie Jasen V Vuuren
                                                     & Andrea Beyers recieving
                                                     her machine

North West School of Design is based in Klersdorp, North West Province, where they offer a three internationally accredited course in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication and Buying.  Contact them on (0027) 18 462 5149 to start your career in the fashion world.

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