The Darling Trust was established in August 2003 by founding member, former trustee and present patron, Pieter-Dirk Uys. The Darling Trust’s philosophy is strongly opposed to the handout culture. The project’s cornerstone is empowerment. Empowering communities by being proactive – motivating, educating, and providing them with the skills to survive despite the most challenging of circumstances.

Set up to assist the previously disadvantaged communities of Darling, the project’s aim is to empower individuals to help themselves, mainly through participation in the sectors of education, skills development, and health. By facilitating skills development to improve chances of gainful employment in the communities in the Darling area, the project provides early childhood development facilities and learning opportunities.


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