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The Inhlakanipho Education and Development Trust (IEDT)

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)

Formed in 2000, One Stone carries its business principles and ideals into the field of education by providing schooling and mentorship to promising young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds.

With a vision of raising tomorrow’s African leaders by assisting the learners of today, the IEDT’s goal is to ensure that these leaders are properly prepared for the working world through a good education, mentorship and ethical business practices, guided by Christian principles.

Beneficiaries may be selected from all three levels of education (primary, secondary and tertiary), but with emphasis on those in Grades 10 to 12. To qualify, a pupil must exhibit either academic brilliance, exceptional leadership, artistic or technical qualities, none of which need necessarily conform to conventional definition.

Potential bursars are selected through exhaustive interview processes held in conjunction with host and partner schools into which the learners may be placed. Considered to be top South African schools, they include Hilton, Crawford College, St Johns, King Edwards (KES), Bishops, Herschel, St Joseph’s Marist, Rodean and Parktown Girls.

Differentiating the IEDT from simply being an educational trust is its insistence on mentorship for its learners, provided through annual camps and frequent informal interactions between learners and their mentors. These are designed to enhance their leadership and life skills and prepare them for the ‘world of work’.

Running as a strong Christian thread through the programme is the ethic of social responsibility. Having benefited from the generosity of others, whether through money or time, learners are strongly encouraged to become future IEDT donors when they are in a position to do so.

Inhlakanipho Education and Development Trust Trustees are:

Carol Mkhize

Phiway Mbuyazi 
(Director, Umbono)
Kerwin Rana
(MD, Umbono)

For a comprehensive brochure on the IED Trust and more information on becoming a
sponsor please mail: iedt@umbono.co.za

 
 
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