The Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust is an initiative of the comrades and school friends of Vincent, who wanted to recognize his contribution, honour his legacy and ensure that his memory lives on and inspire generations of young people from Alexandra. The education trust has become a fitting tribute to this young and courageous soldier of the Umkhonto We Sizwe , in recognition of his commitment to an equal & better education and to the struggle for a better South Africa.
The Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust was successfully launched on 24th September 2004 at the Alexandra Technical College. It was well attended by the community of Alexandra. The Alexandra Technical College has a specific significance in that, the spot where Vincent heroically fought & died in a battle against the apartheid security forces forms part of College yard.
The Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust is in line with the core principles that underline the founding of the Trust, which include community participation, sustainability and a multi-pronged approach that encompasses educational development, enhancement of human capital and strengthening of the social fibre of the Alexandra community.
Primarily the project is aimed at assisting young people who have the potential to advance their education and social contribution to their community, but are hindered from doing so by financial restraints as well as lack of awareness of opportunities.
- Paul Mashatile ( Chairperson)
- Constance Bapela
- Louis Seeco
- Sizakele Nkosi
- Joe Manana
- Pam Mallela
- Mxolisi Zwane
- Dipuo Mvelase
- Bridgeman Sithole