The Izzi Trust’s mission is to provide financially disadvantaged children with the best education our country can offer

We are a children’s charity whose philosophy centres on empowerment through education. Our three main areas of activity are:

  • running outreach programmes at underprivileged schools and creches
  • providing bursaries that enable financially disadvantaged children to attend some of our country’s finest schools
  • 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 Hartebeespoort Dam.

Southdowns College

Based in Southdowns, Centurion.

Tyger Valley College

Based in Pretoria East.

Contact Us
at Izzi Trust

Frith Wesley – Trust Manager
083 466 7386

Chris Lee – Trustee and Education Director of Centurus Colleges
012 665 1147

Join our facebook group – "Friends of The Izzi Trust"

Help us Help
a Bursary Child

Can you Help us Support these Children?

We are looking for corporate sponsorship of bursary learners, ranging in cost from R22,000 per annum for a Grade 000 learner, to R35,000 per annum for  Grade 12.

All corporate donations qualify for SARS tax exemption under our 18a status.

Contact Frith Wesley, Trust Manager on 083 466 7386 for more information.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

Izzi Trust is the trading name of the Centurus Colleges Trust, the outreach arm of Centurus Colleges Pty Ltd


Full tummies this winter

Students from Tyger Valley College with
some of the children that received the meals

Students from Southdowns College with
some of the children that received the meals

With help and hard work of volunteers and learners from Tyger Valley College and Southdown College, this winter will be a little brighter for students of outreach schools we partner with. We are proud to have distributed 126'000 meals to three outreach schools Madibatlou Middle School, Philena Primary School and Boschkop Primary that Tyger Valley and Southdowns College partner with in June.

In 2008 Izzi Trust identified a dire situation for learners at these outreach schools. The Department of Education provide these schools with resources to prepare one meal a day for their learners. For a lot of these learners it's the only meal their whole day, leaving them without any source of food during school holidays. Izzi Trust in partnership with Makro initiated a holiday feeding scheme, where children are given a parcel of food to tide them over the holiday break. The meals are based on a United Nations formula that includes rice, soya, pulses and vitamin powder, thus providing the learners with not only a full tummy but nutrition that will help them to thrive in the very cold Winter June/July break.

"We wanted to pack more!"

By Michele Melville Grade 11
Tyger Valley College

This term the students of TVC took part in a very worthwhile project. The feeding scheme which involved packing and sealing packets to a formula. Break times and free periods were spent packing the incredible 63 000 meals. The High school worked together with the mission of filling empty, cold tummies for children at our outreach schools. All students packed with a vengeance to complete the targeted amount in the last 2 weeks and were so proud with the knowledge that thousands of under privileged children would not go hungry this winter school holiday! It was awesome to see the team work towards a cause so precious. We all wanted to pack more than the stipulated amount!

Pecanwood and UK School help Re-E-Lwele

Pecanwood College brought joy to Re-E-Lwele Primary School with Dame Allan College from Newcastle in the United Kingdom. Dame Allan students themselves took it upon themselves to fundraise from organising a rugby dinner, swimming the "cross channel" and cycling the mountainous coast to coast to raise funds Together they all raised 17'000 Pounds! Even though it was a blisteringly cold morning, the headmaster of Re-E-Lwele and his students stood waiting for the tour bus to arrive Dame Allan handed over the generator, sports kit and rugby boots and then they treated the learners of Re-E-Lwele to a rugby coaching workshop, having great fun and getting to know each other better.

Tyger Valley College Students Reach Out


Tyger Valley College students not only packed the 63 000 meals, but they took the time out of their academic day to hand the meals out to students at Boschkop Primary and the informal settlement near Sammy Marks. With hard work and compassion from the students and staff of Tyger Valley College, the feeding scheme made the cold winter nights more bearable for many families this winter.

Disaster on our way to deliver the 63'000 meals to Madibatlou Middle School. Unfortunately the truck donated by KGWETLO EVENTS to transport our parcels underestimated a bridge height & sheared off its roof. The driver, and volunteer students from Southdowns College got stuck in and helped off load the over two tons of food.

We thank Brian & Masego Mbewu, parents at Southdowns College for donating your truck.


Thank You

Izzi Trust thank Andrew Minnie, Peter Rundle and their tireless team of volunteers for helping and guiding us on this mammoth journey to feed the hungry, with your hard work and encouragement we could launch a very successful holiday feeding scheme.


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