African academy

Addressing the Unemployment
Gap with Skills Development

Help Us Transform Lives Making Your Contributions Meaningful

Whether you choose to offer your time, sponsor equipment, or fund a student, we appreciate every bit that you contribute, and we strive to make the most of it. We are passionate about working with our sponsors and donors to transform our students’ lives, particularly disadvantaged individuals – we aim to help place them in rewarding technical careers, ensuring that they have the skills to make an impact in their chosen industry.

If you’d like to join in on our vision and contribute financially, then read on to find out how you can help.

How You Can Help the African Academy

1: Contribute to Our Growth & Development Initiative

African Academy is continually embarking on growth and development initiatives to support the industry’s demand for skilled professionals. These initiatives vary from expanding our campus facilities and aiding the increasing capacity to the development and introduction of new programmes needed by industry to address skills deficits.

The main objective of our growth and development initiative is to create greater capacity for additional unemployed individuals to access education & training, thereby placing greater numbers of unemployed individuals in industry. This expansion requires funding for capital growth. Endowment grants from organizations would contribute towards capital costs associated with continued growth and development.

Should organizations wish to support our academic development they may choose to fund general academic research and staff capacity development, or acquire an Academic Seat’ of a specific discipline (Civil, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical). This is usually an annual endorsement of R 150,000.00, and the organization would then be awarded the Seat for the specific discipline. For example: “Seat of Piping Design”.

This refers to financial assistance in managing and maintaining the African Academy campus facilities, i.e. rent, insurance, security, cleaning, etc.

Organizations are welcome to make monetary donations to help fund the operational and developmental strategies of African Academy, including areas such as human resources management, IT support and maintenance, marketing and administration costs, etc.

2: Assist with Student Bursaries

Companies/organizations may choose to become bursars by either sponsoring specific students on particular programmes, or donating general funds to be allocated to bursaries.

3: Assist with Product/Service Donations

We are continuously looking for assistance with funding for computers, furniture and other items that contribute to our organizations efficiency and productivity, directly benefiting our students. We have a list of product sponsorship opportunities available, which we will share on request.

4: Recruit Our Students

We spend a lot of time and effort into ensuring that we produce high-calibre students that are highly employable. We have been working together with a number of reputable companies, placing our graduates into the industry for the past 24 years. Please contact us should you like to employee our graduations.

A donation in the form of a placement fee would be highly valued for the placement of the successful candidate, which is used to re-invest into the Academy, improving this world-class draughting institution’s facilities, opening up doors to those who are eager to embrace a draughting career and continue the development of the programmes that The Academy offers, in line with industry’s needs.

For further information on the placement procedure and available candidates, contact Kagiso Ledwaba on 011 914 4340