Recognising the crucial role that education will play in South Africa’s future, Trudon allocates a sizeable share of its CSI spend to helping both learners and teachers.
The key projects are:
- Scholarships, through the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP), to disadvantaged learners
- Bursary Scheme
- Computer Donations
Prospective students at tertiary learning institutions are can apply for generous Trudon bursaries.
Every year between the beginning of October and the end of November we interview candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in studying full time at a South African tertiary institution (university) towards an undergraduate degree in:
- Informatics / Economics and Econometrics / Information Management/ IT Management
- Computer Science and Informatics/ Information Technology
- Multimedia Design
- Digital Media Studies
Multimedia Design and Digital Media Studies are awarded to students studying towards a Bachelor of Information Science (Publishing and Multimedia) and/or Graphic Design qualification.
These degrees/ qualifications represent fields of relevance to the company. The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential (Majors and overall average minimum 60%).
Once bursary students complete their studies they can enter a one-year graduate training programme at Trudon to experience some of the practicalities associated with their chosen field. While at Trudon, graduate trainees are assessed for aptitude and competence and might be offered permanent positions if they are available.
We identify schools that are struggling with their matric pass rates and put in resources to help them improve – specifically in the all-important subjects of maths and science.
Learners in the final three years of school are assisted via extra lessons and revision, while their teachers also get a helping hand with syllabus change updates and having gaps in their subject knowledge attended to.
Ten schools in the Soshanguve area are part of the Adopt-A-School programme, which runs for three years with each group of schools.
Scholarships, through the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP), to disadvantaged learners
Ten learners with academic promise from disadvantaged backgrounds are selected for enrolment at leading private schools in South Africa.
Trudon’s scholarships cover the cost of the youngsters’ tuition, books, uniforms and boarding for the full five years of their secondary schooling.
Dozens of computers and printers are donated every year to public libraries in disadvantaged communities. The equipment is from Trudon’s own surplus stock and is always refurbished and in good working order. Initially confined to the Mpumalanga area, this initiative has subsequently been rolled out to Gauteng, the East Rand and Tswane.