The Leisure Group is actively involved in making a difference in the South African community.
This is why the Leisure Education Trust was founded in 2005. With this Trust, the Leisure Group hopes to foster academic talent by opening doors to a higher standard of secondary education to disadvantaged youth. In doing so, we are secure in the knowledge that we are investing in the future of South Africa.
The Trust relies on fundraising and sponsorship to pay the tuition fees for the secondary education of the learners who are supported/sponsored by the Trust. Those learners have their schooling paid by the Trust from the beginning of their Grade 8 year until they matriculate in Grade 12. Every child is regularly monitored to ensure that their educational and social needs are attended to. We want them to develop a culture of studying that will sufficiently prepare each of them for tertiary education.
At present, the Trust sponsors a number of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in the greater Cape Town area. The first two learners, who have completed the whole secondary school journey under the guidance of the Trust, will be writing their Matric exams at the end of 2010.
In 2011, the Trust aims to take on an additional 30 learners – totalling 60 sponsored learners for the year.
All the Leisure Education Trust’s administration costs are covered by the Leisure Group, so every cent raised is used to sponsor the learners directly.