WHAT WE DO

WALKING THE JOURNEY FROM SCHOLAR TO PROFESSIONAL

By ensuring a holistic approach to maths, science and language skills, our programmes are designed to successfully transition our youth from high school to university level and beyond. In combining educational opportunities with skills development and mentoring, our goal is to change the lives of our youth both personally and professionally, giving them the tools, confidence and knowledge, they need to transform their economic outcomes.  

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Star Schools

Star Schools is an educational services provider with a proven track record of success in the supplementary education field.


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STELLENBOSCH U-PREP

U-Prep is a focused first opportunity university preparation programme, targeting Grade 11&12 learners...


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RHODES UNIVERSITY NINE-TENTHS

The Nine Tenths programme mentors Grade 12 high school learners, helping to support them through high school &...


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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Trust takes pride in walking a long journey with its beneficiaries, most of whom we have known since Grade 10! With this bond comes a sense of responsibility towards our learners, and shared pride in their successes and accomplishments. For this reason, our scholarship programme is designed to be as comprehensive as possible, covering tuition, accommodation, meals, a stipend and learning resources (textbooks and a laptop) to enable our beneficiaries to study online and improve their research capabilities.

More than this, our intimate understanding of the complexities of academic studies enables us to offer relevant student support, mentoring and guiding our beneficiaries to give them the best possible chance of realising their dreams.

Supported fields of study

Given the Trust’s beginnings as an organisation founded by the energy sector, specifically oil and petrochemicals, we remain committed to growing and developing talent aligned to the in-demand skills and qualifications of this evolving sector and beyond.

As such, we support STEM disciplines and encourage our high school learners to excel in these areas and English to improve their chances of entering university. Our current scholarship partner universities include WITS, UJ, UP and UFH, with funding given to beneficiaries studying commerce and STEM subjects, including science, engineering (chemical, mechanical and technical), technology and mathematical sciences.

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

The Trust is proud to partner with UJ, UP and WITS in supporting our students through their undergraduate studies.


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UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

We support students pursuing postgraduate studies in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, statistics and applied statistics.


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NTHUSE FOUNDATION

In partnership with the Trust, the Nthuse Foundation helps students with disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds obtain...


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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

ORTSA

The ORT SA initiative is dedicated to empowering young people through IT skills training and certification.


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SAMBT & TRIBE IMPACT CONSULTING

SAMBT & Tribe Impact Consulting focus on the successful integration of young adults with disabilities into...


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Small steps towards a brighter future

High school programmes, university scholarships, tertiary qualifications and job placements – each one of these represents a small step in the journey of life. At the Trust, we see our role as helping and guiding our beneficiaries along each of these steps towards not just their chosen careers, but their ultimate goals for the future – for themselves, their families and their communities as a whole.

Ordinary steps, extraordinary outcomes! 

Our Students

Thanks to the tenacity of our students and the additional support that programmes like ours provide, many of our students are now studying for formal qualifications at tertiary institutions, with still more successfully enrolled in our skills development programmes.