Izitini Zolwazi – or the Izzi Trust
A registered Section 18A children’s charity whose philosophy centres on empowerment through education. Our three main areas of activity are: providing bursaries for financially disadvantaged children; running outreach programmes at underprivileged schools and creches; and encouraging and facilitating environmental, cultural and academic events that bring together children from our country’s many different economic and social groups.
We carry out this work through our three outreach arms, Pecanwood College based at the Hartbeespoort Dam in NW, Southdowns College based in Centurion, and Tyger Valley Educational College based in Pretoria East.
Bursary Programmes to the Centurus Colleges
One of Africa’s greatest needs is that of strong leadership. We believe that leaders are cultivated from a young age. However, youths with the basic ingredients of intelligence and drive will become leaders only if they receive a solid education.
Independent schools in our country, afforded by the financial elite, attract the best teachers and offer world-class facilities and a range of extra mural activities, ingredients critical to developing a well-rounded individual. These schools chart a path of excellence, adopting cutting-edge trends. Independent schools cater for about two percent of the country’s 12 million learners, and the majority of these are white. Deracialisation of our schooling system has become a priority for government and educators alike.
In partnership with the private and corporate sector, the Izzi Trust provides 29 fully funded bursaries to the three Centurus Colleges for learners who are restricted for financial reasons. Bursaries are awarded on merit following a responsible selection process. This project allows the Colleges to strengthen the bonds between the privileged and less privileged, and improve the basic levels of education in the communities we serve.