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

    Bursary Student Shines

A success story form a bursary student…

“Thanks to this bursary, I am now part of the band NRG (Energie) and we had our very successful launch at KKNK (the klein karoo nationale kunstefees).If everything goes according to plan, we will release our first official album beginning of June. My future plan is to stay in NRG for at least 3 years and release a minimum of one album each year. After NRG, I want to still pursue my music career and maybe then I'll also have enough money to go and study overseas. I am truly thankful for the bursary from the National Arts Council in 2010, it has afforded me  these amazing opportunities. Thank You”

Reaching Out at
Tyger Valley College

The Grade eights from Tyger Valley College invited the children from Kungweni Early Learning Centre to help them brighten up Tyger Valley College golf shirts, by sewing felt faces and hand painting the shirts with creative fun designs. After a day of creative arts, the children from Kungweni participated in sports and games with the Pre Preparatory students and teachers. Tyger Valley College Grade 8 learners handed out gifts sponsored by Standard Bank staff of The Grove.

A generous donation from a Tyger Valley College parent to Kungweni of a video machine and TV was presented to the Head of Kungweni Early Centre on the day. A day of blessings and fun was enjoyed by all learners and teachers.

Bloomberg and Regus
help Izzi reach further

In partnership with Izzi Trust, Bloomberg United Kingdom and the Santa Cause Project hosted a Christmas party in mid December for 157 children from the Abraham Kriel Childcare Community Care programmes and from the Harmony Home in Carletonville. The party took place at Old McDonald Farm in Lanseria. The MC for the event this year was Hykie Berg, an actor in the popular local soapy, Binnelanders Sub Judice.

Adele Kincaid-Smith, PR Officer at Abraham Kriel reflected how the children enjoyed the party so much and through it, they appreciate that there are other people in the world who understand them and will love them.

Pecanwood Parents Pitch In

In Term 1 Re-E-lwele found themselves in a water crisis. They were no longer able to pump water into their tanks and this was affecting the running of their school. The Eco-schools Committee at Pecanwood College sent out an urgent appeal to the school's parents and were inundated with responses.

The response from the parents was fantastic and bottles arrived en masse, which were delivered to Re-E-lwele the next day. The principal, Jacob, was appreciative of the kindness shown by the parents of Pecanwood College. Jacob shared that without the ongoing support of Pecanwood College and the parents, the crises could have been dire for the learners of Re-Eľ Lwele, Thank you.

Pecanwood help with
blood drive

February was Blood Drive month for Pecanwood College and the Community. Students and parents participated in the important drive.


Southdowns Stationery Drive

Southdowns College Preparatory had their annual stationery collection. This year Madibatlou Middle School in Olifantsfontein were selected as the recipients of the stationery. Mr Rudi Badenhorst, the Deputy Head at Madibatlou was thrilled as he says the learners are always in need of stationery and their parents are not in a position to purchase stationery for their children.

Southdowns PA Breakfast

In March the Parents Association of Southdowns College hosted their annual mothers and teachers breakfast at the SAX Arena Southdowns. Guests were treated to a performance from SDC TIME music department and an uplifting talk by Natasha Sutherland. Southdowns P A donated a portion of the profit from the event to the outreach projects Southdowns College partner with, Madibatlou Middle School and Philena Primary School.


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