Association for Educational Transformation

Providing educational and financial support to students from disadvantaged communities.

Bursary Programme

The Bursary Programme provides financial assistance for needy matriculants who apply for study at a tertiary institution in the Western Cape.

Learner Development Programme

Suitably qualified mathematics and science tutors teach the 1 000 learners every Saturday from February to October. 

About ASSET

The Association for Educational Transformation is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. We are a non-profit NGO which aims to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged communities to realise their full educational potential, and to contribute to the process of educational transformation in South Africa.

Our Programmes

There are two core programmes. Both programmes were previously run under the auspices of the Cape Western Region of the SA Institute of Race Relations but gained independence in 2003 under ASSET.

Bursary Programme

Financial Assistance 

The Bursary Programme provides financial assistance for needy matriculants who apply for study at a tertiary institution in the Western Cape.

Learner Development Programme 

Grade 12 + Maths & Science Programme

The Learner Development Programme (LDP) started as the Enrichment Programme, implemented on Saturdays, ASSET partners with the schools and identifies one of them as the ‘Operating Centre”.

What can you do to help?

Support the Bursary Programme.

The major challenge facing any bursary programme is the annual escalation in the cost of tuition.

Support us through Donating

Our programmes help students in the final years of schooling and those wishing to further their studies in higher education.

Support the Learner Development Programme

The impact of the LDP on learner performance shows consistently those learners who attend, out-perform their peers and thus have a better chance in life.

Please help us to stem the cycle of poverty and to realize the dreams of our youth.

The barriers to accessing tertiary education in South Africa for the majority of black students are huge. Our programmes help students in the final years of schooling and those wishing to further their studies in higher education to break through these barriers and achieve their full potential.

Feedback from Learners

I come to school on Saturdays because when I am at my school there are some things that sometimes I do not understand properly when my teacher is teaching on the weekdays. So Saturday classes are helping me because I ask my teacher on Saturday to explain to me what I don’t understand in a different way as my teacher at school so that I can understand.
Zimasa Nxelane

Success to Date

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Total Bursars

7184

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Passes at University

1910

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University Bursars

2676

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Passes at Technikon

3034

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Technikon Bursars

4508

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Graduated at University

371

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Total Graduated

1227

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Graduated at Technikon

856