Athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds receive a full education whilst developing their athletic talent.
The Trust was initially funded by a private donor but ongoing funding is required.
The initial donation funded :
Each bursary costs +/- R180 000 per athlete per annum and covers:
The sport of athletics has floundered in South Africa over recent years.
There is no effective system for long-term athlete development. As such mechanisms are not in place for talented athletes to be identified and developed. Therefore athletes from poor or marginalized communities have little hope of achieving their potential.
These athletes are potential Olympic gold medalists and require ongoing funding.