Give a child the gift of literacy and numeracy

The Link has a very low cost operating model because it is a volunteer based organisation, with the result that it only costs R1 000, equivalent to USD50 and GBP40, to fund one child’s literacy and numeracy support for one school calendar year.

There are many ways in which you can help The Link:

1. Volunteer

We believe that ‘gifting’ should primarily be about the volunteering of time. It will only take 2 hours a week to make a huge difference in a child’s life. If interested, please click here.

2. EFT

The finances of The Link are managed by The Link Trust. This is a body of appropriately qualified professional people who manage the collection and distribution of funds. Only a small percentage of the funds is used for central costs as the organisation is essentially staffed by volunteers. This means that the money gathered directly benefits the beneficiaries at our schools. The schools have ongoing costs for stationery, educational games and books. There are still more Maths centres to be opened and the possibility of new Link centres at other schools.

The Link Trust
Investec Bank
Bank account number: 50014493860
Branch code: 580105
Bank Address: 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton, 2146


Section 18A Tax certificates will be issued, please contact us at for more information.

3. GivenGain

Click on the title above to make a donation.

My School

4. MySchool

Sign up for a MySchool card and support The Link every time you swipe your card, visit  to apply for your card and specify The Link as your chosen school to support, or download The Link application form here

What is MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa’s biggest fundraising programmes and raises over R5 million every month for schools, charities and animal welfare organisation. The program allows you to make a difference, just by shopping.

Every time you use your card at any of their partner stores, a percentage of your purchase value will be given back, on your behalf, to the school or charity you choose at absolutely no cost to you!

Why should I get a Card?

3 great reasons to become a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporter & cardholder

  1. Raise funds for a cause that is close to your heart, without it costing you a cent.
  2. Over 1500 partner stores  where you can use your card to raise funds and get instant discounts.
  3. You have the power to choose: select up to three schools and/or charities which you would like to support.

5. BackaBuddy

Africa’s most trusted crowdfunding platform for impactful causes, ranging from education and healthcare to disaster relief. Stories of real-life heroes are shared, as well as offering a place where people find purpose, are uplifted, and donors discover connection through compassion.