Knowledge is Power. Scholarships are Empowerment.

An education opens unimaginable doors anywhere in the world, but particularly in South Africa. The Khayamandi Foundation strives to be instrumental and effective when it comes to making education more accessible and prevalent. While many individuals desire to attend good schools, few have the chance to realize this dream.

We want to ensure that the students we grant scholarships to are just as enthusiastic about the vision as we are. To do this, we have been working with very focused difference-makers, Jim Jamer and Janet Biggar, whose familiarity with the townships and its people is pivotal. They are intuitive people who help us interview and scout potential students to validate their interest and prospects. We are not there to just provide funds, but support them as they commit to a new path, however long their studies last.

The tuition in South Africa is currently provided by government bursary. However the most common reason for leaving university is the lack of money for food and other essentials. While in the past, Khayamandi provided the total amount needed by a student, we can now “fill the gap” for many students.

Khayamandi works to identify the specific need of the person they are supporting – sometimes this is University, sometimes a Technical College or Skills Center. Where the need is… there we support.