The Margaret Davies Bursary Fund was established in honour of the KHCF’s founder Margaret Davies. Prior to the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation’s bursary program’s inception, youth transitioning from care into independent living were struggling financially and not always able to continue their education.
Interestingly, the life-enriching experiences offered by the foundation, like our summer camp program, were having an indirect effect on the number of students wishing to attend post-secondary institutions. With all of our ongoing programs designed to help build self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence, the development of which helped children and youth to create and pursue their dreams, allowing them to reach life goals.
Education is key to developing life skills and workplace readiness. The supports offered by donors today assist growing numbers of youth transition from care, and into post-secondary education or job training programs.
Currently the Foundation provides approximately $125,000 in bursary funding to former in care youths pursuing post-secondary education. Each student receives $2,500.00 per semester through our Margaret Davies Bursary Fund to assist with education related expenses. This fund has assisted 170 independent youth with education related expenses since 2002.