Polyoak Family Educational Foundation Graduate hugging father in graduation gown

Welcome to the
Polyoak Family

Holistic support for deserving students
across academic levels and career ambitions.


We're all about mindset, not just marks.

What is the Polyoak Family Educational Foundation?

In 2009 Polyoak shareholders donated 10% of share ownership and future dividend income to educate the children of Polyoak Packaging Group employees and our broader community – giving them the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and establish themselves within their chosen careers.

Unlike other bursaries, the PFEF bursary is not for a specific industry or academic level. Bursaries are for matriculants who have the desire and determination to study further, offering life-changing opportunities to young people who might be otherwise overlooked.


What we've achieved so far:


Graduates since 2009


Female students


Accountants, teachers, hairdressers, nurses, plumbers, doctors and sports trainers

These are the faces of the Polyoak Foundation. Are you part of the next generation of graduates? Submit your application before 30 September.


Ready to get involved?

There are so many ways to get involved with the Polyoak Family Educational Foundation.

As a student...

Finished or on track to finish matric and looking to study further to follow your dreams?

As a parent...

Do you work at Polyoak Packaging Group and want to find out more about how you can help your child reach their potential?


As a potential employer...

Excited about what we're doing? Get to know our graduates and their skills
and contact us to chat about any opportunities or to be connected with a student.


Mazombe Norman Mshayisa

2020 Graduate

Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health in Nursing Science - University of Johannesburg

What to expect in the PFEF journey - a holistic approach to education

Our goal is to empower the children of Polyoak employees through high-quality education. But there's more to student growth and development than what happens in the classroom and that's where the Polyoak Foundation steps in.


Welcoming and networking

From day one we actively encourage and create space for students to find a professional community of peers and supporters that understand their ambitions.

Kickstart work readiness programme

Popular with students, our workshops have been developed to have an immediate impact, with work readiness and graduate development programmes for each student year.


Student enrichment

Our holistic support includes personal development programmes that encourage students to grow inside and outside the classroom, which in turn allows them to broaden their horizons.

Graduating as valued members of the Polyoak family

Graduation ceremonies, attended by senior PPG managers, are held to recognise the learners' achievements.

However, it is only through the parents' hard work that the learner can apply for funding, so the ceremony also honours the parents.


Meet the team

Behind the scenes, our hardworking team of programme managers and trustees is united by a common passion for education and empowering young South Africans.

Our goal is to consider the process holistically and make a positive impact at every step.


Get in touch

Contact us using the form to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

90 Waterford Road, Diep River, Cape Town, Western Cape 7945, South Africa

021 710 8817

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