Sumbandila means ‘show the way’, or directly translated from Venda, ‘point the road’.


Transforming the lives of underprivileged children, creating entrepreneurs and leaders who will make significant contributions to the future of South Africa.

Ridgeway believes that service to the wider community is essential for education. We do not see service as a dispensing of charity, in whatever form, by the privileged to those in need but as a working together from which everyone benefits. Essentially, this is realised through Ridgeway’s partnership with the Sumbandila Scholarship Trust.