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Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust

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JOIN OUR ALUMNI AND HELP PAY IT FORWARD!

Gauteng - In 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) alumni launched an Alumni Fund to contribute to their peers' education and skills development. The Fund provides bursaries through CRET and has raised over R400 000 to date.

Through your support, we can mitigate against the high drop-out rate in universities, support vocational education training, and ensure well-rounded and successful graduates. 

We can ensure that deserving students are equipped with the skills and resources needed to contribute to the economy and society.

Join our alumni on its mission to give back by raising funds for others as others did for them!

CRET PROVIDES HOLISTIC SUPPORT

Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust is a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, which implements holistic bursary support and a youth development model. 

Established in 1996, CRET has enabled over 500 young people to realise their education, skills development and career dreams and aspirations.

Our programme goes beyond tuition support and extends to the overall well-being of students. Students are provided with academic support, career guidance, psycho-social support, soft skills training, and ongoing mentorship to ensure throughput success.

Support the Fund and send skilled and talented visionaries into the world to eradicate youth unemployment, break the cycle of generational poverty, and change the futures of individuals, communities, and our country.

Please donate and share our campaign with family, friends, and colleagues!

Donations

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the fantastic work you're doing!" - Mark Frankel

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Incredibly proud of the Alumni.

    " - Mpho Mhlongo

  • Oct 01, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    Giving back. Paying it forward. Leading by example. Proud of our youth!

    " - Feizel Mamdoo

  • Sep 30, 2021 - USD $ 32.95
  • "Supporting our youth to attain their dreams. " - Melanie Spencer

  • Sep 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done all the alumni of CRET!" - Donne Nicol

  • Sep 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "As alumni, I'm committed to enabling CRET in assisting others in the way I was helped." - Cyril Madiba

  • Sep 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "give youth hope" - anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 3 399.96

Fundraising target

R 848 000.00
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JOIN OUR ALUMNI AND HELP PAY IT FORWARD!

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust’s (CRET) alumni are giving back and paying it forward with an initiative of their own, supporting deserving students just like they were once supported. Now in established careers as a result of the bursary and development support they received from CRET, the alumni have established their own CRET Alumni Fund.

They have contributed and leveraged funding to support three students in university already. Now they have launched a crowdfunding initiative through BackaBuddy to boost the Alumni Fund and to support more students in need.

Donors will be able to make direct donations on CRET’s BackaBuddy page https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/cret . Additionally, each of CRET’s eight alumni will run their own individual sub-campaigns through their social media channels. 

Raising R1 million will help CRET support at least 6 first year students in 2022.

During a bursary support masterclass held in April this year, it was noted that university retention and pass rates in South Africa are low. Research indicates that 33% of students enrolled in a four-year degree will drop out and less than a third of students manage to complete their tertiary education in the minimum allocated time. The loss of and dropout from learning will continue if active citizenship is not part of the solution to mitigate the challenges faced at all levels of learning.

“It is clear that a bursary for tuition alone is not enough, Chantelle Oosthuizen, CRET Executive Director said.” That is the gap the CRET alumni through the BackaBuddy campaign are hoping to close.  They are working on paying it forward by assisting current beneficiaries with more than just tuition funding but ensuring that other developmental areas of their personal lives and academic careers are nurtured so that they successfully complete their studies or training”, she said.  

Join our alumni on its mission to give back by raising funds for others as others did for them!

CRET PROVIDES HOLISTIC SUPPORT

Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust is a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, which implements holistic bursary support and a youth development model. 

CRET implements a holistic bursary support programme that offers students academic and skills development support, career guidance, psycho-social support, soft skills training, and ongoing mentorship to ensure real throughput success.

“This holistic support mitigates the high drop-out rate and guarantees well-rounded graduates who possess key skills to contribute to the economy and society,” Cyril Madiba, Chairperson of CRET’s Alumni Advisory Board said.” “And as this initiative shows,” he added, “CRET also encourages the ethos of ‘giving back’, developing committed civic-minded students.”

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