INVEST IN US

Thank you for considering to invest in one of these three ways:

The Fund currently relies entirely on private donors and Trusts – no State funding is received. The organisation is governed by a Board of Trustees and the staff complement comprises the Director, Accounts Manager, TVET Manager, Student Liaison Officer and Sponsor Secretary.

Sponsor as an active citizen - Individual Investment

Your reason for giving
Individuals give because they wish to make a difference in the life of another – not necessarily in the life of someone “less fortunate”, but most certainly in the life of one who will “take hold of the opportunity to reach his/her full potential”. Allow us to present you with the opportunity of supporting such an individual.

At least 85c of every rand reaches the scholar and we make every effort to ensure that administration is funded from interest and special grants. It is important for us that you rest in the knowledge that your donation reaches the intended beneficiary.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act.

Corporate Giving
  • Sponsor any number of learners @ R1000 per learner (click here)
  • Sponsor a class for a year – R35 000 (click here)
  • Sponsor a school for a year – R350 000 (click here)
  • Payroll giving – speak to your HR or business manager
  • Sponsor a child as a gift to management/employee. Chat to an ASF staff member office@asf.org.za

We acknowledge that the motivation is not necessarily because of the need to meet prescribed requirements.

Nonetheless your organisation needs to know that donations to this Fund will increase your Socio Economic Development points and improve your company’s Black Economic Empowerment scorecard.

Know that at least 98% of your donation will directly benefit the designated youth, thus meeting the criteria as defined in Code Series 700 in the Codes of Good Practice.

Your donation will undoubtedly help this Fund facilitate the growth of our youth to reach their full potential resulting in a productive, economically empowered and responsible workforce.

At least 85c of every rand reaches the scholar and we make every effort to ensure that administration is funded from interest and special grants. It is important for us that you rest in the knowledge that your donation reaches the intended beneficiary.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act. View bank details.

Bequests

Your WISH for the future and your resolve to make it happen.

When your loved ones one day reflect on your legacy, bring into their awareness also that your legacy reflects All that You Love. If it be your Wish, then Will the things that really matter, to live on and on…

A bequest to the African Scholars’ Fund can be a specific sum, a percentage or the residual of your estate, shares, an insurance policy, property or items of value. Your financial advisor is undoubtedly the best person to advise you in this regard, OR you may make use of our simple and very straight forward Codicil – view Codicil.

The heart and the head need to work together when making decisions that will have a “lasting effect” on humanity. As such we wish to highlight the fact that charitable giving has tax benefits that can very effectively reduce your estate duty, and it presents you with an opportunity to make a substantial (future) donation that you might not be able to afford now.

Over 85c of every rand reaches the scholar. Administration is funded from interest and special grants, so give a donation to African Scholars’ Fund and you get the assurance that the money reaches the child or student.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act.

2015


C Roehm

2014


P A Martin

2013


A Finsan

2011


Dr E C Einhorn

2010


Mr A J Flederman
Mr G D Field
Mr D H Phillips

2009


Mrs A J Abrahams
Mrs B J D Clapham

2006


Mrs I M Aitchson
D B Howell
Miss K M Wilson

2005


E Johnson (UK)
Mrs D M Mullins

2004


Dr E G Vaughan
Dr G G Wiles

2003


B A Hermanson

2002


Mrs F Backon
Mrs C H Bowsher
Mr E O W H Middelmann

2001


Mr R H Aitchson
Mr J Z Berman
Mrs M L Lindsay
Ms M Shingler

2000


Prof E V Axelson

“Whatever I grow up to be, I will grow and become because of you”

– Unknown

  • I am *** from Lower Crossroads.  I matriculated at *** High School 2013.  The ASF played an enormous role in my life.  Now I am at UCT doing my first year.  I am doing BSc in Human Physiology and Biochemistry.  I am not doing so great and there is a lot of pressure as I am the first person in my family to even reach matric.  I was recently diagnosed with depression because I was stressing myself of achieving as well as I am from a poor background and have this vision of breaking the cycle of my family poverty.  I am struggling a lot.  I received a letter from the ASF last month saying that I must give feedback to what is happening in my life.  At that time I was just about to give up and I even thought to commit suicide.  I am struggling a lot.  I would like to have a part time job because it is not nice watching my family suffering from hunger and poverty.

     {October UPDATE:  we have met with , counselled and advised the young lady. She now has a more balanced, realistic and very positive attitude towards her studies and life in general.  She is determined, yet is now able to acknowledge seeming obstacles as mere opportunities for growth.  We have no doubt that she will be successful}


    24 June 2014
  • I want to say thank you to ASF. You made me feel proud about myself and who I am. You gave me strength to do everything. I will study hard to prove myself to you and my sponsors. I appreciate what you have done for me.

    Lindelwa HLELE
    Grade 11 - Knysna
  • “The work they made impressed me on multiple levels. I have been very happy about the whole process and they have done a great job. They was fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful with our questions!”

    Richard Brennan
    Linda Marketing Team
  • I received the money, thank you. Your money helped me a lot, I even buy a school bag because I used to use a plastic because my parents can’t afford to buy me a bag. I thank you a lot members of scholars fund.

    Nomawabo TANCO
    Grade 10 - Port Elizabeth
  • Despite living in the terrifying cruelty of my thoughts – thinking whether will I succeed or not – God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. Growing up with old-pension money and in the cycle of poverty.  Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optimal.  ASF has changed my life by changing my mindset. I will be successful.

    Zethu
    Grade 12 - East London
  • My grandmother is very much delighted and she felt relieved when she heard that the bursary had already made the first payment.  I now can walk confidently with no one reminding my grandmother that I haven’t paid the school funds.  Thank you ASF

    Lonwabo MABONA
    Grade 9 - Kraaifontein
  • I was shy to talk at school because my uniform was too old.  But now I am like everyone else and I won’t learn with fear again.  I am a student of the ASF.

    Zipho SAMUEL
    Grade 9 - Whittlesea
  • I would like to start by thanking you from the bottom of my heart, for journeying with me through my schooling career.  Without your financial support my life could have turned out very differently.  Thank you.  I have overcome many obstacles, but also achieved a lot like obtaining my learner’s licence and being elected to be the Deputy Headboy for 2013.

    Tevin RANDALL
    Grade 12 - East London
  • I just received my matric results.  I will not be that Doctor or something big that my parents wanted me to be, but I will be that something big one day – this I believe.  You have taught me well in your letters that it is not the destination but the journey that is important.  I will be studying further at the University of Fort Hare.  Thank you ASF for believing in me and motivating me to finish school.

    Nomathomsenqa MANZINI
    Grade 12 - Dimbaza
  • I just want to tell you how grateful I am for the opportunity you have given me. The job you are doing is a life changing experience to young South Africans and I hope you will continue inspiring us and promoting education as the key to success and giving us better chances in life.

    Ambesa RAUZELA
    Grade 8 - Kingwilliamstown
  • Starting from the day I received the replying letter my whole life has changed. I have never in my life been so vivacious about going to school. When I go to school now I feel the sense of belonging. My parents were able to pay school fees for me and my three brothers, we also have brand new uniforms, my books are also nicely and beautifully covered.

    Ayanda KOBI
    Grade 10 - Knysna
  • Hiermee will ek baie dankie se vir die geld wat u aam my gegee het. Ek het dit baie waardeer, ek het dit nie gemors nie, ek het vir my skoolgoedere gekoop soos: skooltrui, kouse en skoolfonds betaal. Al wat ek nou moet doen is om hard te leer en nie julle teleurstel nie.

    Sheroleen JANSEN
    Grade 8
  • I would like to thank you and express my gratitude as I have been notified of a R100 increase on the usual amount. It has been a great help to me. I ensure you that my performance during next term will yield admirable results.

    Mpumelelo QOYO
    Grade 12 - Ezibeleni
  • Thank you for the wonderful opportunity you gave me to study. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. I got a job offer at GAP Management in PE as an Admin Assistant. It is office work and my N4 course I did at college helped me a lot on this.

    Madelein STEYNBERG
    P.E. College
  • I feel proud to be recognized as someone important and valuable. To have you by my side is like having parents who take care of me. Keep on helping students who are willing to further their education. You are an inspiration of tomorrow’s future, thank you.

    Kgotlaetsile BLOCK
    Kath Campus