AECI community education and development trust

The AECI Community Education and Development Trust was established as part of AECI’s B-BBEE transaction in 2012. The Trust is a 3,5% shareholder in AECI and its primary objective is to support the sustainable socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable communities in South Africa.

The AECI Community Education and Development Trust. The Trust is pleased to announce its first call for applications in 2015.

Applicants can apply to one (or more) of the following programmes:

  • The Education Programme
  • The Skills Development Programme
  • The “Water for Tomorrow” Environmental Programme

Please click on the Application tab for further information on how to apply.

The Trust achieves its objectives through the following three programmes:

The Education Programme

The Education programme aims to build bridges to enable access to professional qualifications for young adults

Target beneficiaries:

  • Young adult school leavers (17–20 years)
  • The Trust will favour applications that have women and people with disabilities (PWD) as beneficiaries

Programme objectives:

  • To increase options for young school leavers to access professional qualifications through post-matric studies and university foundation education programmes
  • To create a sustainable pipeline of school leavers who are be better prepared for accessing quality tertiary education
  • To improve graduation rates at universities in South Africa
The Skills Development Programme

This programme aims to support skills development in line with the national priority of increasing the number of artisans and technically skilled people

Target beneficiaries:

  • School leavers who want to pursue careers as: welders, plumbers, electricians, fitters and turners, and instrumentation technicians
  • At least 30% of beneficiaries must be women
  • The Trust will favour applications that have people with disabilities as beneficiaries

Programme objectives:

  • To improve intermediate artisan and technical competencies
  • To fast-track entry into artisan and technical programmes
  • To collaborate with AECI suppliers and customers on artisan and technical placements
The Water for Tomorrow Programme

The Water for Tomorrow programme aims to provide education and awareness on issues of water conservation and strengthen efforts to provide potable water to communities

Target beneficiaries:

  • Communities in rural areas
  • The Trust will favour applications that have women and people with disabilities as beneficiaries

Programme objectives:

  • Improve water conservation
  • Increase access to potable water, especially in rural areas

The Trust is pleased to announce a call for applications. Organisations that wish to submit a request for funding must complete the application form.

Please read the call for funding for further guidelines:

Call for Funding

Click here to apply

Trust Manager: Nicole Solomon
E: communitytrust@aeci.co.za
T: +27 11 806 8843
F: +27 11 388 2077


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