Waterford is deeply grateful for the support it receives and has received ever since the opening in 1963 from donors and sponsors from around the world. The school has also been supported by the Waterford School Trust in the UK and the Waterford Kamhlaba Foundation in South Africa. Through its 501(c)3 organisation in the US it has been able to provide tax efficient giving in the US.
For many years the UK Trust and the SA Foundation have been the backbone of fundraising for the school and many friends have come to Waterford through their local connections.
Over the past years alumni have become increasingly important to the school and more and more reach out to us and make donations towards the scholarship fund or the improvement of facilities.
It will be impossible to list all our donors but we would like to share some of them with you and the reason why they support us:
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation invests in a long-term legacy of greatness through inspiring and developing individuals who will become high impact leaders and/or entrepreneurs. It is the Foundation’s belief that such individuals are capable of shaping and transforming the future of the Southern African region as they will be driven to make a life-altering positive impact on the world around them. The Foundation therefore seeks to nurture and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the most promising of Southern Africa’s youth through its Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities.
AEC is a small but well organised committee that seeks sponsorship to send successfully selected Grade 7s to functional high schools from Grades 8 to 12. All our bursars come from Alexandra Township in Johannesburg and they are provided with school fees, uniforms, text books, stationery and transport throughout their secondary school years. For those who are at school in Johannesburg, we provide extra lessons during the week, on Saturdays and over school holidays together with one meal and transport by taxi to the extra lesson centre at Waverley Girls’ High School.
The Waterloo Foundation is an independent foundation based in Wales in the UK. The Foundation provides grants to support international development and environment projects, with a particular interest in education, deforestation, marine conservation and water, sanitation and hygiene. The Foundation has supported projects in a wide range of countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia.
The Foundation has provided bursary support to Waterford because it recognises the high standard of academic and extra-curricular support the College provides. The Waterloo Foundation is keen that talented students are able to access a high quality of education whatever their background. The Foundation is particularly pleased to have been able to support students from Lesotho to study at Waterford because of the long-standing link between Wales and Lesotho.
The Addax and Oryx Foundation is an independent Swiss non-profit foundation, founded in 1996 and registered in Switzerland in December 2007. The Foundation is committed to helping alleviate the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
Each year the Foundation provides financial support to a number of realistic projects with tangible and sustainable results, run by non-governmental organisations and institutions. It focuses on initiatives aimed at sustainably improving health, education and income-generation, always ensuring the respect and protection of the environment. Over the past four years, the Addax and Oryx Foundation has supported 14 students to complete their two-year International Baccalaureate diploma programme at Waterford Kamhlaba.
HSBC recognises the value of education and the life-changing opportunity it brings. Globally, HSBC funds more than 17,000 scholarships and bursaries for young people each year. Its support for Waterford helps to enable young people from disadvantaged areas to have access to education and reach their potential and fulfil their aspirations.
Investec Corporate Social Investment (CSI) endeavours are central to the group’s philosophy of making an unselfish contribution to society and being a good corporate citizen. Its CSI initiatives focus on education and entrepreneurship, which are the most effective ways to create opportunities for employment and wealth creation and to stimulate socio-economic growth.
Investec is also involved in initiatives that support learners from township and rural schools who show good academic potential to attend top-performing high schools. It is with this in mind that Investec CSI is sponsoring a student to study at Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland. Find out more at www.investec.co.za.