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.

The Izzi Trust is Section 18A
approved & BEE Accredited

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


Mandela day | 18 July 2014

On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: “The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people.”
Nelson Mandela – Extract from his speech when being welcomed home to Qunu on his retirement in 1999

Help make a difference

Please help us by popping out to your local Makro and purchase a shopping bag, available at all till points.

Full tummies this cold Winter

The Izzi Trust and Makro provided 135,000 meals to 4500 families at our partner schools Philena Primary and Orefile Primary in Olievenhoutbos, Madibatlou Middle School in Olifantsfontein and Boschkop Primary in Pretoria East this July school holiday.

Over 60 volunteers from Blue Bulls, EOH, Council for Geoscience, Makro Head Office, Southdowns College, Tyger Valley College and Makro Silver Lakes helped us hand out the parcels.

“Those who are ready to join hands can overcome the greatest challenges” Nelson Mandela

Pecanwood College
reach out

In April the preschool students collected nonperishable food parcels and packed them for the Refentse Settlement playschool. Students were invited to join Pecanwood College preschool for the morning enjoying a nutritious snack donated by Pick n Pay and on departure given the much needed food parcels.

“Children are the most vulnerable citizens in any society and the greatest of our treasures” Nelson Mandela

Tyger Valley College teachers reach out

On the 5th May, the entire Tyger Valley College Staff spent the last day of the April holidays at the Springs Care Community Centre helping the Izzi Trust pack 135,000 meals for partner outreach schools. Thank you for giving up your leave to help out.

“The suffering of the people of any single country affects all of us no matter where we find ourselves” Nelson Mandela

Southdowns Helps Out Together

14 learners from Southdowns College High School visited Philena Primary School to share some art skills and resources with a few learners at Philena Primary School in Olievenhoutbos. The students were soo excited for the Southdowns College visit they had 90 grade 7 learners waiting for them!  Despite the rain and muddy outdoor conditions in this overcrowded township school, the students and Mrs Vermaak quickly decided to make it a group activity. The students from both Southdowns and Philena had a productive and enjoyable afternoon, with each child walking away touched in some way by the newly established friendships.

“Make every home, every shack or rickety structure a centre of learning” Nelson Mandela


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