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:

  • providing bursaries that enable financially disadvantaged children to attend some of our country’s finest schools

  • running outreach programmes at underprivileged schools and creches
  • 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"

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


102,000 Winter Meals!

Just as the cold front hit Gauteng on the 20th of May 2012, Izzi Trust handed out over 100,000 meals to students at our partner outreach schools, Madibatlou Middle School in Olifantsfontein, Philena Primary School in Olievenhoutbos and Boschkop Primary in Boschkop Pretoria.Students at these schools receive one meal a day at their schools and sadly do not know where their next meal is coming from during their school holidays. The food parcels help make the long cold winter school holiday more bearable.

Izzi Trust in partnership with Springscare and with volunteers from CES Group, Makro Head Office and students from Tyger Valley College helped us over a four month period to achieve the mammoth task of packing these nutritious United Nation formulated meals.

This project is made possible by the generous grant received by Makro (Pty) Ltd.

A Bus For Us!

In February The Izzi Trust was proud to hand over a mini bus to Re-E-Lwele Primary, our partner outreach school in the North West Province. The project was made possible by the generous donation of funds from The Openwork Foundation in the United Kingdom.

The Headmaster and students chatted and danced excitedly around the bus as Izzi Trust officially handed over the keys. Zakes Boikutso (District Manager North West Education Department) and Jacob Molefe (Headmaster) accepted the donation and thanked Openwork Foundation and Izzi Trust for their ongoing support.

Bicycle Surprise Win!

When Tyger Valley College students handed out the holiday food parcels at Boschkop Primary, they went a mile further and awarded two reconditioned bicycles to two top achieving students in Grade 7 . The Tyger Valley College students shared their bicycle maintenance skills with the winners and gave the winners a goodie bag of bike accessories of helmets, pumps repair kits etc. The surprise win was an example to the rest of the Grade 7 students at Boschkop Primary that hard work and dedication is rewarded. Moira Mirtle,Outreach co-ordinator at Tyger Valley College, believes that we need to inspire and encourage students to aim high and work hard to achieve good results. This initiative is one of many that Tyger Valley College students will partner with Boschkop Primary students to motivate them and assist an improved pass rate for their Grade 7's.

An awesome way to Lead South Africa! Well Done Tyger Valley College.

If you would like to help or assist us in any of their Outreach projects, please contact Moira on 082 922 2404

Swimathon at Southdowns

Southdowns College students have been busy with various outreach initiatives this year, their highlight being the 24 hour swimathon held on Friday, 30 April.

Students from all grades participated and the swimming team swam through the night
After an exhausting but rewarding 24 hours they proudly swam 3 887 laps and raised a WHOPPING R32 178 for the Sun Gardens Hospice.

Well done to all students and teachers of Southdowns College for making a difference.

A Day of Fun!

At Pecanwood College in March, students at the preschool each brought gifts of stationery for their partner outreach school Laerskool Skeerport.

A special day was enjoyed with students from both schools, from educational playground apparatus games, to the reproduction of the 3 Little Pigs and nursery rhymes show performed by teachers. Pecanwood students handed out the stationery packs to their guests, thanking them for their visit and invited them to join them on the jumping castle.

They enjoyed delicious hotdogs and juice donated by Pick-n-Pay Village Mall. It was a fun day and a sad goodbye when the students of Skeerpoort headed back to their school on the Pecanwood Bus.

Way to go Pecanwood, keep up the good work!


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