The AEC exists to provide bursaries for academically promising learners from low-income families in Alexandra for the full five years of education at well-resourced high schools. The learners attend weekly Saturday School lessons in key subjects.

Alexandra Education Committee

Enriching Lives Through Education

The Alexandra Education Committee (AEC) is a secondary school bursary scheme as well as a support programme for children in and around the Alexandra Township. The AEC focuses on providing quality education as a means of enriching the children’s lives and helping them build a better future.

The AEC sponsors 177 secondary school children and provides not only for their school fees but also uniforms, field trips, transport and one meal a day. It is our aim to support as many children from the community as is financially possible, hence we also hold Saturday school programmes, holiday programmes as well as Maths, English and Science workshops for primary school teachers from Alexandra.

The AEC is constantly looking to grow and expand our reach to more children in need in and around the Alexandra Township. With your support we can fulfill not only the dreams of the children who will one day lead our country, but also the dreams of their parents and families as well as the community at large.

Click here to download the 2017 AEC Annual Report



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Holiday Programmes


Maths and English teacher development


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The Alexandra Education Committee, founded in 1996, is a proven and well-managed bursary scheme, where promising learners from Alexandra, Johannesburg, are provided with quality secondary education. In addition to being put through high school, learners are given extensive support: they attend Saturday and holiday schools, receive counselling and mentorship, have full use of a well-equipped technology room, and have access to extra lessons in subjects they find challenging.

We aim to sustain our success and to guide our bright young learners through a challenging, yet fruitful time in their lives. You can help us in numerous ways.






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Dalisu Jwara

Dalisu matriculated in 2010 from Highlands North Boys and proceeded to the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he received a business science degree. He began an organization called Amadoda at UCT, which aims to provide excellent male role models to poor children and those living in townships. For his efforts, he was asked to be a Panel Advisory Member of the Queen of England’s Young Leader Awards. Dalisu experienced many challenges including the death of his parents when he was five years old. But a fire deep within Dalisu resulted in his soaring to greater heights, notably with the assistance of the AEC. Today, he works as a business analyst at The Weir Group in Scotland. He intends returning to South Africa with his added work and life skills.


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