Uplifting rural education

Our Mission 

The Kwena Basin Education Trust, registration number: IT579/2012 is a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act and has the following objectives:

  • To fund the placement of graduate educators at the Kwena Basin schools; 
  • To host and fund the Wits School of Education student teaching practicals; 
  • To improve facilities at the Kwena Basin schools, and to provide resources;
  • To build the capacity and ensure sustainability of the initiative; and
  • To fund and implement the Teacher Development Programme.

The Trust is committed to supporting a structured four year Teacher Development Programme, in collaboration with the Wits School of Education and Basic Concepts Unlimited, with the aim of up-skilling educators and improving early childhood development. 

The Trust aims to create and grow a Capital Fund to ensure sustainability of the Trust and its objectives. Donations to the Trust are fully tax deductible in the donors' hands and are also exempt from Donations Tax in terms of Section 56(1)(h) of the South African Income Tax Act. Bequests or accruals from deceased estates are exempt from the payment of estate duty in terms of Section 4(h) of the Estate Duty Act. All donations received are recorded in the Trust register and at financial year-end, PBO receipts are issued to donors.