AF Bursary Programme: Community Leaders Education Fund

Community Leaders Education Fund has been providing tertiary education bursaries for 21 years, and has supported 438 graduates to date.

The goal of the bursary programme is to empower communities by building leadership and enabling individuals to realise their dreams.

The programme aims to provide education and in doing so, reduce unemployment levels and increase household incomes.

The Programme has two components:

1. The academic sponsorship.

2. The requirement that recipients share their newly-acquired knowledge and skills with their communities, by performing a meaningful task that benefits the community, during their vacation periods.

We received 513 applications for 2018, from students in rural communities in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.

There is a clear eagerness from students to continue their studies, but also a desperate need for financial support in order to achieve this dream.

Our target is to raise enough money to provide 80 students
with bursaries in 2018. To achieve this we still need to raise an additional R1,090,000 to the funds already secured.

For more information contact

Thank you for your interest and support!

US resident? It may be more beneficial for you to donate through our 501(c)(3) partner Africa Foundation (USA):

UK resident eligible for Gift Aid? You can donate through our registered charity Africa Foundation (UK):

We truly appreciate the support of our donors all over the world!

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    Nonhlanhla Ambrose

    R5,600 raised

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    Alice Macintyre

    R3,400 raised

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    Linda King

    R1,000 raised

4 Fundraiser projects


  1. Tore Rosland

    22 January 2018

  2. Anonymous donation

    12 December 2017

  3. frank schaer

    12 December 2017

30 Donations

Fundraiser projects

4 Fundraiser projects

10km JoziCity Run to support Cele & Noxie's Education!

By Linda King

Support me to make a difference in Noxie and Cele's future to enable their careers in medicine an...

20% Completed
R1,000 raised
R5,000 Target

Run to educate South Africa

By Alice Macintyre

I am participating in the RunJozi 10km run to raise funds to support Africa Foundation’s COMMUNIT...

68% Completed
R3,400 raised
R5,000 Target

Give the Gift of Life

By Rabelani Nemakanga

Africa Foundation has a scholarship programme called the Community Leaders Education Fund (CLEF).

0% Completed
R0 raised
R80,000 Target

The andBeyond Bateleur

By Nonhlanhla Ambrose

As part of andBeyond's Life Programme, the BATELEUR HOUSE team is raising funds for the Community...

7% Completed
R5,600 raised
R80,000 Target