The KIKA Trust was founded in 2011 by Cathy Schincariol & Amanda Cromhout, who shared a passion and vision to provide a holistic education for financially disadvantaged scholars, who without our support are missing out on a quality education. To achieve this goal KIKA is a registered section 18A PBO. We raise funds through a variety of means: Company donations as part of their CSI, individual donors and small fundraising events. Our greatest success has been matching sponsors to scholars, where the sponsor is able to commit to providing full financial support for the scholar’s educational needs for the duration of their time at High School. We also strive to assist in building a strong relationship between the sponsor and the scholar.
As of January 2022, we have 12 young ladies on full scholarship at various schools in Cape Town, and another 5 who have completed secondary education and have now embarked upon internships to complete their tertiary education. In addition to these full scholarships we were also able to provide a further 52 learners with uniforms, books and stationery at the beginning of the school year and have provided support to an orphanage and crèche in Langa, Cape Town.
A full scholarship includes everything a scholar may need for the entire school year, consisting of school fees, transport, uniforms books and stationery. We aim to provide additional maths and science lessons especially from Grade 10 if a learner chooses these subjects. Knowing how important lifeskill are, we supplement their education by holding workshops in self awareness and life goals for our girls as well as swimming lessons. We love for our girls to thrive during their time with us, and encourage them to do as well as they can personally as well as academically. They have the opportunity to join in all areas of school life that interest them and are supported in trying new opportunities. Our mutual goal is for our KIKA Girls to become strong, confident, empathetic young women, who have the ability to pursue their chosen careers and become role models and leaders in their community.