The Patron himself is recognised and respected as an icon of development through education under the most trying circumstances. He established the JG Zuma RDP Educational Trust over a decade ago to help orphans and underprivileged children to attend school and higher learning institutions.
The JG Zuma RDP Educational Trust has since been the first beneficiary of the JZF, because of its cause.
The JZF currently has 1800 students from 39 Institutions in 4 Provinces under its care. Additional support if offered to students over and above the educational costs to cover basic needs. This support may take the form of accommodation, books, transport and / or food.