How can you help?

Donate and help a young person get an education leading to employment!

Donate as a Company

As an organisation, we have 18A Income Tax status, which means that your donation is tax-deductible (South African's only).  Our financial records are audited annually and submitted to the Department of Social Welfare to maintain our non-profit status.

Your investment will not only provide an education and qualification for an individual, but will change their family as they go into permanent, well paid employment, and serve their community. A study conducted in 2016 highlighted that the cost of training 254 graduates (2015 graduate numbers) was R186 million - these graduates will pay R1,2 billion in personal income tax over their lifetime - a huge return on investment! 

To date, we have produced 592 health science graduates, of which 236 are doctors. Further, 51% of the Doctors are female! Through our mentoring support programme, our students are achieving exceptional success - our university pass rate in 2023 was 93%, whilst the overall progression rate was 94%. 90% of our students will graduate as healthcare professionals, which is better than the national average of around 65%.

Further, Qualifying Small Enterprises (businesses with an annual turnover of between R10 and R50 million) can earn up to 20 Skills Development points on their BBBEE scorecard by investing in our work!

Read our fact sheet for more information.

Donate now

Donate as an individual

Donate to give rural students an education leading to employment, and a way out of poverty. Your support will enable us to support them overcome the many challenges they face and succeed! We appreciate every donation, no matter how big or small. All online donations are managed by a very capable, accredited non-profit organisation called GivenGain.

The support needed by students is broken down as follows: 

Cost per student

Please choose the aspect that you would like to support and donate that amount, or make a contribution towards the total cost. Please consider being a monthly contributor - your impact is multiplied!

Donate now

Become a fundraiser

You may also decide to become a fundraiser on behalf of a student. We’ll be happy to provide you with further details of the impact of our work, including statistics to share with others, as well as additional information about an individual student that you may support.

You will get to share the awesome details of how rural students are succeeding in studying a health science degree, going to employment, serving their communities whilst lifting their family's out of poverty!

Thank you for your support - you are making a significant difference in a young person’s life!

Dr Gavin MacGregor
Director: Umthombo Youth Development Foundation