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    Partner With Us

    Education is the foundation for uplifting lives and creating a better society.
    • Education is a major driver of development;
    • Education leads to better understanding, better opportunities,
    • Education is a way out of the poverty cycle.
    The CIDA Empowerment Trust is seeking partners to support their sustainable bursary scheme. Join with us to strengthen the backbone of education in South Africa, and contribute to the higher education of deserving and dedicated young people.
    How to support the work of the CIDA Empowerment Trust:

    Bursaries & Student support:
    Donated funds are applied directly to bursaries (scholarships), internships, psycho-social support, creative teaching methodology training, and required books and student expenses.
    The CIDA Empowerment Trust seeks to multiply the positive effects of quality education through our strategic focus on the development of creative and effective educators. The CIDA Empowerment Trust has formed unique partnerships with well-resourced schools who provide on-the-job teacher training and mentoring concurrently with the students studying for either Bachelor or Education Degrees and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), at accredited universities.

    The cost breakdown for the two programmes is as follows:

    University Tuition and Student Costs
    Internship Costs
    Annual Bursary Value
    No. of Study Years
    Total Bursary Value
    Bachelor of
    Education Degree
    R87 000.00
    R19 000.00
    R106 000.00
    R424 000.00
    Post Graduate
    Certificate in
    Education (PGCE)
    R74 000.00
    R44 300.00
    R118 300.00
    R236 600.00

    (The Total Bursary Values will be subject to annual inflationary increases.)

    The Trust aims to support 100 students per year in this Teacher Development programme. The number of students enrolled will be based on funds being available for the full four year period. All donors and contributors to the CIDA Empowerment Trust will be provided with a Public Benefit Organisation, Sec 18, tax deductible receipt.

    Sustainability and Investment

    The CIDA Empowerment Trust's long term goal of sustainable bursary provision is accomplished through donations to the CIDA Empowerment Fund (Pty) Ltd where funds are prudently invested in high yielding investment vehicles, accountably managed, with 90% of income generated distributed toward bursaries, scholarships and student support.
    • Gifts & Pledges
    • Contributions & Donations
    • Endowments

    Please fill in the below form for information on how to support us

    Contact Details


    9th Floor, Fredman Towers

    13 Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg

    Postnet Suite 218, Private Bag X31, Saxonwold, 2132

    Tel +27 (0)11 026 7261 Fax 0865 100 895 

    General inquiries: cet@cfsim.co.za