In 2019, the year of its inception, the Foundation sponsored two adult students and three high school boys for further studies and training, as well as an educational and community award.
Christinah is a shop assistant. The WRF has sponsored her to enroll at the Sorbet Beauty Institute to train as a manicurist. This qualification will secure employment for her at a Sorbet beauty salon.
Christinah is originally from Mahikeng in the North West Province but moved to the Western Cape with her previous employers. She is married to Blessing Zammimba and has two daughters, Boitumelo, aged 15 and Emma, aged 2. Her new qualification will guarantee employment with better working hours, allowing her to spend more time with her young children.
Genevieve is from Kayamandi and has been studying law through UNISA for the past four years while working full time. At the end of 2018 she obtained a diploma in law. The WRF will help to cover her study fees when she enrolls for an LLB.
Apart from working full-time she also supports other part-time students in her community and helps grade 11 and 12 learners apply for university. She expresses her love for language, and finds an outlet for her ideas as a community activist, through writing and performing poetry.
Keanu (17) is a grade 11 pupil at Paul Roos Gymnasium. The WRF sponsors Keanu to attend extra-mural art classes at the PJ Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch.
Keanu did his early education at AF Louw Primary School before being accepted to do his secondary schooling at Paul Roos Gymnasium. His primary sport is playing soccer. From the time Keanu was a young boy he has had a passion for art and in particular cartoon-style artwork.
The WRF will be sponsoring two boys attending
The Calling Education Academy
outside Stellenbosch. This private school offers high-quality education to boys from low-income communities
The WRF makes a contribution towards The Winnie Rust Award which is presented annually by the
to an inspiring woman who makes a difference in her community.
The foundation sponsors the
Huguenot High School
Creative Writing Prize which is awarded at the annual prize-giving in Wellington