Community Development Trust
Arniston is one of the oldest traditional
active fishing communities in
South Africa with the
unfortunate conditions of being a lesser
The Arniston Community Development Trust exists to benefit the people of Arniston, providing students with
financial assistance to complete tertiary
studies for a brighter future.
The only requirement is admittance to a
university or some other recognised educational
and training institution.
Beneficiaries must show in their first year that they are willing and able to study and improve their skills.
In the years that follow, students are eligible for larger
bursaries and this depends on how
well they perform and how difficult the course is.
Established in 2004, the Trust assists students from the Arniston community to complete their studies. It saw three student applications in its first year.
Since then, the number of students have grown rapidly. Only students
and/or prospective students from the
Arniston community and surrounding villages may apply to the Trust for help.
Some success stories
Ilze is a member of the committee
that helps managing the bursary program of the Trust.
With support from the Trust, Ilze managed to pass her Education degree with distinction and is currently
the Principal of Waenhuizkrans Primer
Amanda completed her BSc in Physiology and is currently a 5th year medicine student at Stellenbosch University.
Amanda’s brother, Dr. Wilhelm Afrika, was the first student who studied through the trust.
Reagan is studying BIng
(Elekt en Elektron) (VGP)E at
He is in his second year.
Stacey-Lee is in her fourth year at University of Western Cape.
She is studying
BSc (Medical Bioscience).