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awarding High school scholarships in stellenbosch

about us

What an opportunity!

The Geleentheid Trust is a charitable organisation that awards scholarships to talented young people from the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Kuilsriver areas who can’t afford to attend their high school of choice. We’re currently supporting ten scholars.

A group of friends making a difference

The Geleentheid Trust was founded in 2008 by Michiel le Roux and Emile van Biljon. The idea originated from a late night conversation over a few beers and became reality soon after. What started with a bunch of friends giving something back has grown into a sizeable organisation.

Geleentheid Trust aims to give kids from poor communities the same sort of opportunities that its donors had when growing up.

Stellenbosch-based School Scholarships

We are currently sponsoring 11 learners:
2 at Paul Roos Gimnasium, 2 at Rhenish Girls High, 3 at Bloemhof Meisieskool and 4 students at Stellenbosch Hoër.

Students that matriculated thus far:
2021 - 2 learners
2020 - 2 learners
2019 - 2 learners
2018 - 1 learner
2017 - 2 learners
2015 - 1 learners
2014 - 1 learner
2013 - 1 learner


We’re funded by monthly debit order contributions of typically between R300 and R500 from our members. At R500 per month, nine members can fund one scholarship. Currently around 50 members support the Geleentheid Trust. To donate click here.

Registration details

PBO reference number: 930032759
NPO registration number: 079-543-NPO
Trust registration number: 3551/09

kontak ons / get in touch

Devonshire House, 13 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, 7600

+27 (0)82 758 3846

© 2023 Geleentheid Trust.