We believe that through education many of society’s issues such as poverty and unemployment can be addressed and solved. Though education the youth of today can secure higher employment positions and move themselves out of the townships and into suburban homes. They can provide for their families and live lives out of poverty.
We believe in educating our youth and that is why we established a scholarship fund giving underprivileged children the opportunity to further their tertiary studies and enroll into universities they would otherwise not be able to afford.
Criteria to be accepted for the scholarship:
- South African citizens.
- Grade 12 completed with more than 60% pass marks.
- Single headed house hold that is not financially capable of sustaining tuition fees.
- Individuals that reflect in their character a commitment to Education and Leadership.
Our Latest Success story:
In 2007 we gave our first scholarship to a young man called Simon*. He lived in Khayelitsha, a local township in Cape Town, in a shack, an informal home made of corrugated iron and scrap metal. Simon lived with his mom, a domestic worker, and younger sister. Their dad died when they were very young and they had to live on the R2000 a month his mom earned.
Simon was a good student however due to the environment he grew up in, he got himself into trouble in
2003 when he was accused of murdering a young man in a bar fight.
He continued to go to school however his mom could not afford his school books which SAVE sponsored
In 2007 Simon completed high school with a dream to become an accountant. SAVE granted him a scholarship to Cape Town Technical University.
In 2011 Simon completed his Bachelors in Management Accounting and his criminal case was dropped.
Today he is employed by a large Accounting firm and a certified accountant, avoiding a life of poverty and crime with a dream to help children that where in a similar position to himself.
You can help many other young aspiring students like this!