- The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust will assist over 100 learners this year
- The Trust arose from Ramaphosa's wish to help students
- It is part of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation
The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust is set to assist over 100 learners to further their education in 2018.
The Trust is part of the larger Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, which is based in Sandton.
It arose from President Ramaphosa's desire to help young learners in a more sustainable way, Briefly.co.za learned.
Speaking to sandtonchronicle.co.za, the Foundation's executive director, Chantelle Oosthuizen, explained:
It all started out of Cyril wanting to help students. He used to be approached, and he still is, by a lot of people who would like to go to university.
Then he saw an opportunity whereby he was asked to do a lot of speaking engagements, and so he started charging for the speaking engagements and put that money aside to send children to university.
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Oosthuizen added that the Trust works in a family-oriented way. Therefore, a student who obtains a bursary from it becomes part of the Trust's family.
The Trust also encourages beneficiaries to give back through an alumni foundation once they are gainfully employed.
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