Sumbandila aims to transform the lives of exceptional children from backgrounds of extreme poverty by providing access to quality education in South Africa.


The Sumbandila Scholarship Trust selects extraordinary children from backgrounds of extreme poverty and offer them a world-class education alongside a strong mentorship programme.

Our Programmes

Sumbandila students since 2008

Since 2008, we have had …

Scholars in the Residential Programme
Scholars in the Outlier Programme
Scholars in the Tertiary Programme

Our target is to be supporting a total of 360 scholars at any one time within the education system, and to establish a work placement programme which provides structured access to practical experience within real business and organisations.

Why Education?

Sumbandila wants to be part of the solution.

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