Corporate Profile

The Carel du Toit Trust is a non-profit organisation established in 1988 to raise funds to financially support the Carel du Toit Centre. As a non-profit organisation, the Trust relies on the generosity of the public and corporates to raise the funds necessary to enable the Centre to operate optimally and ensure sustainability for future generations of deaf and hearing impaired children.

The Trust was founded in 1988 by Mr J.P. van der Merwe, who was a parent of a hearing impaired child enrolled at the Carel du Toit Centre. Mr Gene Louw, Administrator of the Cape at the time, undertook the role of patron. J.P.’s son, Gerhard van der Merwe, has upheld his father’s legacy and as a real-life ambassador of the extraordinary intervention of the Centre, is currently the Chairman of the Carel du Toit Trust and has successfully established his own thriving business.

At the Centre, children’s fees are payable according to the family’s income and so there is an enormous need for donations and sponsorships for the Carel du Toit Centre to continue its effective work in teaching hearing impaired children to speak.

The aim of the Centre’s work is for deaf or hearing impaired children to become intellectually, socially and emotionally prepared for integration into a society of hearing people.

Not all learners’ families are able to afford the financial costs of hearing technology, specialised schooling and therapeutic support and as with all school facilities, there are administration costs and building structures that also need maintenance.

Fundraising needs include:

  • School Fees
  • Transport Costs
  • Aftercare Fees
  • Hearing Aid Consumables
  • Technological Repairs for Hearing Devices
  • Therapy Costs –  Audiology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • School Maintenance Costs
  • Stationery

Please have a look at our Wish List to find other items and services the Centre is in need of and perhaps you’re able to assist us.


  • Registered Trust, NGO and PBO
  • Satellite Centre  in East London and Bloemfontein
  • Audited annual financial statement – PKF RademeyerWesson
  • Registered with the Western Cape Government: Education
  • Management: School Governing Body; Board of Trustees; School Management Team
  • B-BBEE VERIFICATION – more than 75% beneficiaries are black as per codes of conduct

Contact our offices to find out how you can impact the future of a hearing impaired child and help them reach their fullest potentials.

Beverley du Plooy
Resource Mobilizer & Partnership Manager
Tel: +27 21 933 4578