Committed Team




The CDT Trust is a non-profit organisation (NPO) established in 1988 to raise funds to financially support the Carel du Toit Centre, where children who are deaf learn to speak. As an NPO, the CDT 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 children with hearing impairment.

Our Vision

A world where children who are deaf have universal access to early identification, hearing technology, audiological support, therapeutic services and ultimately functional spoken language.

Our Mission

To mobilize and develop resources to advance whole-child development through early identification and spoken language for every child who is deaf by supporting and promoting the impactful work of the Carel du Toit Centre.

  • To enable universal access to the Carel du Toit spoken language methodology, audiological management and therapeutic support, ensuring optimal functioning for every child who is deaf in a hearing world.
  • To promote a strong brand identity and enhance public awareness of the CDT Trust, its resource needs and achievements to optimize Donor support.
  • To create and nurture strategic and collaborative partnerships with stakeholders that result in steadfast commitment to the financial sustainability of impactful projects and programmes.
  • To promote the success and impact of the Carel du Toit spoken language methodology through advocacy, influencing policy and applied research.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Transparency
  • Committed Team
  • Trust
  • Influence

How we support Carel du Toit Centres

The Carel du Toit Trust contributes to the funding of the Centre’s:

    • Buildings, equipment and facilities
    • Specialist services e.g. speech and language therapy, audiology, occupational therapy
    • Goal-specific programmes
    • Community outreach projects
    • Research and advocacy
    • Promoting the Carel du Toit language acquisition methodology through awareness, outreach and Alumni.



The Carel du Toit Trust is a registered charity and is thus able to issue Section 18A tax certificates to South African citizens who donate R100 or more per annum. Posting of these documents takes place once a year and you are welcome to contact our office if you wish to receive it sooner.To read more about PBO and Section 18A criteria, log on to the SARS website. Your donations contribute to the Centre’s incredible service of teaching hearing impaired children spoken language.


The Carel du Toit Trust is the fundraising arm of the Carel du Toit Centre of which 75% of the children at the Centre are black as per Codes of Good Practice.

If you would like further information, please contact  the Trust office on: