"The GEDT’s work is not done for as long as parents in areas such as Soweto, Lenasia, Eldorado Park and many others prefer to send their kids to government schools in Hyde Park, Bryanston or Parktown." - Alan Moonsamy, Chairman of the GEDT Board of Trustees

The GEDT is an independent body, registered in terms of legislation governing trusts in South Africa and exclusively serves public ordinary schools in Gauteng.

The Trust was established with the aim of coordinating donor efforts, working in partnership with government to achieve better infrastructure development in education.

For some time, the trust led with building schools, either from the ground up, of adding onto existing campuses: the landscape needed that then. Over two decades, the Trust has since evolved to meet other challenges in education, commensurate with the rate of development in South Africa.

This evolution has seen the GEDT play a key role in the establishing and running groundbreaking interventions in education that have been the best examples for Public Private Partnership in education in South Africa and beyond. Its role continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of Gauteng’s education system and the people it serves.

Work with us

The GEDT works with a wide range of local, national and global organisations and individuals who are passionate about access to quality education in Gauteng.

Any business, organization or person interested to work with us can get in touch with.