Faces of CLEF

Generation on generation of impact

“There’s something about educating an African child – you are guaranteed that the rest of the community WILL benefit. Whatever our graduates become – the link between them and their community is never severed.”
[Nonhlanhla Ambrose]

Meet Nonhlanhla ‘Nonny’ Ambrose

What does CLEF mean to her?

Programme Manager of the CLEF programme for the last seven years and a passionate advocate for its transformational impact.

CLEF recipients are path blazers

They open up roads that others in their community are inspired to follow. Their videos and stories celebrate the power of CLEF to change generations of lives.

Meet Pleasure & Admire …

Meet Themba…

Admire’s Mkansi

Blessed to be a blessing

“I always believed that I have the potential to do and be whatever I want…all I needed was the opportunity, and CLEF came through to save my future.”

Celenkosini Malinga

Living the dream

The first in his community to go to the University of Johannesburg in 2016.  Since then, 11 learners have followed in his footsteps.

‘Mama’ Grace Zuma

Teaching the future

At the tender age of 46, the first recipient of a CLEF bursary in 1996. Several of her own students are now CLEF graduates.

One act of kindness can shape futures