The wonderful YES Trust sponsor academic fees for tertiary level students and in exceptional circumstances, secondary level students.
Most of the trust’s students are currently at UKZN and DUT, fields of study including commerce, education, social science, architecture, journalism and maritime studies. Funds raised by the YES Trust are used for maintaining the stability of the bright young people they educate and house – the trust creates a family where support, comfort and hope is given. Mentoring is a critical part of this initiative, and there are two sponsored residences, one in Pinetown and one in Durban, where the students learn how to work together, budget, cook and manage household duties.
The YES Trust students have an amazing 97% pass rate and are elevated to become role models and beacons of hope in their families and their communities at large. Like a ripple effect, the empowerment of some becomes the empowerment of many.charity, dut, tertiary education, ukzn