We feel it is important to share the stories of our beneficiaries as they are an inspiration to us all. 

Community Development Recipients 

Ruwayd Cloete and family

Ruwayd Cloete and familyRuwayd, originally from Paarl and an aspiring chef, lives with her mom, Mickey, in Kuilsriver. She has a 15 year old son, Tyrone and 10 year old twin girls named Taryn-Lee and Tyrah-Lee. 

Tyrone is in Grade 9 at Kalkfontein Primary School, loves to play soccer with his friends and wants to be in the South African army when he grows up. Taryn-Lee and & Tyrah-Lee both want to become doctors or teachers someday – they can’t quite decide just yet. The girls are in Grade 5 and their favourite after school activity is swimming.

OASIS supports Ruwayd by providing transport and school supplies for her children so that they are able to fully enjoy and benefit from their school life. 

Joyce Adams

joyceJoyce successfully completed her B. Ed degree (with distinction) in 2017, thanks to a bursary provided by OASIS. She currently lives and works in the Delft community, pursuing a career in early childhood development by teaching those less fortunate at J.S. Klopper Primary School. Joyce loves her work and believes that helping others is her calling. 

She provides a safe place for children in her neighbourhood to come and read each week and would love to renovate her home to provide more space for this.


Mataio Ross

Mataio RossMataio, 10 years old,  has been an OASIS beneficiary since 2011. We have supported him in the form of bursaries for school fees and aftercare, as well as basic school needs such as stationery and school uniforms since he enrolled in Gordon’s Bay Primary School in Grade R. Now in Grade 5, Mataio’s favourite subject is Maths and he excels in it (mention an impressive mark or average that he maintains here to prove it). He also participates in a number of school activities and is a keen rugby player. 

2020 Update

Mataio Ross was supported by OASIS since his RR years and this years he is reaching his last year of primary school, in Grade 7. He did very well through all his primary school years and competed in rugby and athletics and also participated in cultural events. He is a well liked, well adjusted guy and turning 13 in September, he is looking forward to his high school years.

We applied for him to attend Strand High School from 2021 and am sure that his application will be successful, and that he will continue to make a great effort to be the best he can.

Will keep you up to date with his progress.

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“Hospitality is everywhere and to be hospitable is to look after people – to serve them. I believe that if the world’s name was ‘hospitality’, it would be a better place. The information and knowledge that I obtained by attending this course has been invaluable. It improved my confidence and interaction with people and I will take what I learnt with me as I look toward new challenges and successes in the future. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, I highly appreciate it!” - Dylan Kerspuy, Hospitality Training Programme student, 2017."

“My time at this course was an amazing experience and although short, it will never be forgotten. Mr Gallo Shanker and Ms Melanie van Wyk are just two of the wonderful people who will equip you with the necessary skills to help you succeed, not only in the Hospitality industry, but also in life.” – Kouther Ismail, Hospitality Training Programme student, 2017."