“If you educate a person they can get a job, they get a salary. With a salary they can buy or rent housing and put food on the table. That’s our aim and that’s our dream.” 2010 Inyathelo Award for Community Philanthropy.
Jonathan Schrire facilitated the joining of two opposing community groups in Vrygrond in Cape Town to form the Vrygrond Community Development Trust, which has changed the lives of over 15 000 people through the building of brick houses, the establishment of preschools and primary school, and the development of a community library. Jonathan was elected chair of the Trust 14 years ago.