"Helping deserving pupils of our local secondary schools"
In 2006, to celebrate our 60th anniversary, we instituted the INDER LYNCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. For such an important occasion we felt that a contribution back to our community was the ideal approach.
Our Managing Partner, Paul Maskell, and one of our Consultants, Kantilal Balu, developed the concept of an award to support our young people and approached the Principals of the five secondary schools in Papakura and Manurewa. With significant input from those schools the format of these awards was further enhanced.
It was agreed that Inder Lynch would contribute the sum of $10,000 each year to be equally distributed between Papakura High School, Rosehill College, The Manurewa High School, James Cook High School and Alfriston College. The understanding reached was that at each of those schools one male and one female senior student each would receive an award of $1000 to acknowledge their hard work and assist in their future studies. Each recipient also receives an Inder Lynch Achievement Award Certificate.
Each Principal selects the successful candidates for their particular school, based on criteria which includes performance and participation at school, consideration of the student's family circumstances and a focus on assisting pupils who may not receive any other award or scholarship.
Our awards will not solve the financial pressures for students wishing to continue their studies but, hopefully, will assist ten South Auckland students each year to continue to excel. In this small way, we feel proud to be able to assist our community.