Ways to give

How can you support the work of Thandulwazi?

There are so many ways that you can support the work of the Thandulwazi Trust. All of the programmes require time, expertise and skills, and funding. For more information on how you can give, see below for options:

Annual or monthly pledges

For as little as R150 per month, your donation could help sponsor a Teacher or Learner to attend one of the four Thandulwazi programmes offered:

The Thandulwazi Saturday School targets Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students from under-resourced schools, serving communities in disadvantaged areas. The focus is on providing extra tuition in core subjects such as Mathematics, the Sciences, Accounting and English. Your donation of R150 per month (R1 800 annually) will go towards covering the costs of one Learner to attend the 29 Saturday sessions. This covers the costs of Teachers’ and Tutors’ fees, all printing of handouts provided, workbooks and worksheets, the annual Mathletics fee, individual student log-ins for the Mathletics programme and access to computers and the Internet on Saturdays for Mathletics practice.

The Thandulwazi Teacher Development Programme provides upskilling workshops and professional development for Teachers and Principals working in state schools, teaching from Grade RR to Grade 9. The focus is on Mathematics: numeracy, literacy and technology. Your donation of R150 per month (R1 800 annually) will go towards covering the costs of one Teacher to attend all 11 Saturday sessions offered. This covers the costs of Workshop Facilitators, UNISA registration fees for certain programmatic groups, a file and all printing of handouts provided, refreshments, access to computers, the Internet and the annual license fee for programme Mathletics.

The Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Development Programme aims at growing the number of professional Teachers in South Africa and building capacity in the broader basic education sector. Subjects focused on are Mathematics, the Sciences, English and the Early Childhood Development (ECD)/Foundation Phase of education due to a critical Teacher shortage in these areas. Since its inception in 2005, 164 Intern-Teachers have graduated from this programme. Your donation of R150 per month (or R1800 annually) will go towards the costs of the Intern-Teachers’ tuition fees, laptops, textbooks, stationery, daily meals during term time, a monthly stipend and basic medical coverage.

The Thandulwazi Academic Scholarship Programme provides academic bursaries to Mathematics/Science Learners from Grade 10 to Grade 12. Bursaries are awarded to talented FET-phase historically disadvantaged South African Learners, who are currently attending schools where they will not be able to optimise their talent. Your donation of R150 per month (or R1800 annually) will go towards the annual tuition fees and development fee costs at St Stithians College for a Thandulwazi Academic Scholarship Student.

Should you be willing to sponsor a Teacher or Learner, two payment options are available:

A once-off annual donation of R1 800, or
A monthly stop order of R150 x 12 months

For information on how to set up a stop order, please follow this link or go directly to the donation portal.

Volunteer your services

Please be in touch to find out how you can volunteer your time or teaching expertise to one of the Thandulwazi programmes.

Donations in kind or of professional services

In-kind contributions and donations of professional services are always of assistance. For example, one of our donors donated backpacks for the Saturday School Learners; another donated notebooks and computer accessories for Thandulwazi Teachers.

Specific gifts

Should you wish to make a specific contribution to a particular programme, kindly specify that you would like your gift/donation to be allocated to that programme, i.e. Thandulwazi Teacher Development Program, Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Development Program, Thandulwazi Saturday School or Thandulwazi Academic Scholarship Program.

Leaving a legacy or bequest

Education is a gift for life. Through a simple bequest in your will to the Thandulwazi Trust, you too can leave a legacy that will continue for generations to come. It is best to consult with your financial adviser and/or attorney for advice if you plan to make a bequest or charitable gift to the Trust in your will.

Tax advantages of making a donation/bequest

Section 18A of the Income Tax Act provides for the tax deductibility of donations made to approved public benefit organisations. A taxpayer making a bona fide donation is entitled to a deduction from his taxable income if the donation:

Is supported by the necessary receipt issued by the organisation
Does not exceed 10% of the donor’s taxable income (certain technical quantification issues in respect of individuals)

A bona fide donation is a gratuitous donation or gift disposed of by the donor out of liberality or generosity. It is a voluntary gift that is freely given by the donor, with no quid pro quo, no reciprocal obligations and no personal benefit for the donor. The donor may not impose conditions that could enable him or any connected person in relation to himself to derive some direct or indirect benefit from the application of the donation. The donation may not be revocable by the donor. The donation must actually be paid or transferred during the year of assessment.

Donations to Thandulwazi qualify for income tax deduction (subject to the 10% limit) in terms of Section 18A, and a valid tax receipt will be provided to donors to evidence the donation.

Acknowledgements: Bowman Gilfillan BEE guide, SARS – Tax Exemption Guide for Public Benefit Organisations in South Africa

BEE advantages of donations to Thandulwazi

Owners of companies may wish to make a BEE scorecard-compliant donation to Thandulwazi for socio-economic development, skills training or consider Thandulwazi as a broad-based BEE partner. Please click here for further details

MySchool Supporter

Registered MySchool supporters can raise funds for the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy with every swipe. Thandulwazi is a registered beneficiary of the programme (ref: 11815) and existing cardholders can add Thandulwazi as a beneficiary. To add one or more beneficiaries to MySchool supporter cards, click here. Cardholders will be required to sign in to access their account information.

To register as a MySchool supporter complete an online registration form on the MySchool website.

Every swipe counts, so sign up today and support Thandulwazi while you shop at a host of stores.

For further information please contact the Advancement Office on +27 (0)11 577 6193 or e-mail: donations@thandulwazi.com 

Banking details

Financial contributions to the Thandulwazi Trust can be made online with a credit card via PayGate or deposited directly into the following bank account:

The Thandulwazi Trust
Standard Bank
Bank account: 221043209
Branch code: 018005
Branch name: Randburg
Reference: your name (e.g. AB Smit) and project supported (e.g. Saturday School)

Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Advancement Office, on +27 (0)11 577 6193, or email donations@stithian.com or thandulwazi@stithian.com.

Donation portal