Who we are
KUSAIDIANA TRUST PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISAN SKILLS TRAINING OR EDUCATION FOR BENEFICIARY STUDENTS WITH DIRE FINANCIAL NEEDS FROM AFRICA LIVING WITHIN THE NELSON MANDELA METROPOLE.
The trust was founded in 2017, after the trust’s founder and her husband became aware of the immense need amongst young adults living in the inner city community of Port Elizabeth. They started to visit some of the families and became aware of the poverty under which so many of them live, which makes it very difficult for them to pursue their aspirations to study or obtain an artisan skill in order to fulfil their aspirations for a better life.
Many of these individuals face immense challenges, for instance that they do not qualify for bursaries at university level, the increased university costs that international students face, living costs are in many cases higher in South Africa while they still need to send funds home to their families, and the onerous and costly process to obtain and renew the necessary work permits.
The provision of opportunities for education or artisan skills training for beneficiary students from Africa, including South Africa, with dire financial needs, living within the Nelson Mandela Metropole.
We aim to improve the lives of struggling beneficiary students through providing a vehicle for contributions from businesses and individuals to be utilised for the provision of opportunities for educational and artisan skills development.
Our numbers that speak
We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we continue to care for as many people as we. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
All trustees are responsible for initiating action in support of the trust’s mission, vision and objectives. This includes increasing the visibility of the trust and obtaining support from donors, selecting beneficiaries and supporting them with mentorship through their journeys. All trustees are volunteers and serve without compensation.
Prof J Greyling
Mrs. I Terblanche
Mr M.M Mtengwana
We also have trusted advisers who are committed to helping us realise our vision and objectives by being involved in the activities of the trust in various ways, including providing assistance with the selection of beneficiaries, raising funds, organising events, connecting us to potential donors or sharing their ideas to help us expand.