Are you an Alumnus?

Canon Collins Alumnus and Scholars’ Scholar Campaign Donor Orefile Malope meets Scholars’ Scholars Anele Siswana and Pedzisai Maedza

We invite all Canon Collins Trust alumni to join our network!

This is a valuable opportunity to build your professional network, gain advice from those who have gone before you and fundraise for our Scholars' Scholar Campaign to enable more scholars the opportunity to study.

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The scholars’ scholar campaign

The Scholars’ Scholar Campaign was launched in 2012 with the aim of bringing alumni together to fund one new scholarship per year. In 2013 Anele Siswana from South Africa became the first Scholars’ Scholar. Alumni are encouraged to make a small monthly contribution.

Meet the current scholars' scholar

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Lira Peter Sekantsi completed an MA in Economics & Finance at the University of Leeds in 2007 and is now an Economist at the Central Bank of Lesotho in Maseru. 


Dinah Katonda studied on a Graca Machel Scholarship for her MEd in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at Chancellor College 2009-2010. She is now a Primary Schools Inspector & Advisor in Zomba. 


Erwan Sola completed an MSc in Marine Biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in January, 2014. Erwan is currently studying for PhD in the same field 


Alisa Amupolo graduated from the University of Leeds in 2008 with an MA in International Communications. She is now a social entrepreneur.

South Africa

Gillian Attwood is the Trust’s South Africa Manager, based in Johannesburg. She is also a Canon Collins Alumnus, having studied for her PhD in Adult Education at Wits on a Ros Moger/Terry Furlong Scholarship from 2003-2006 


Thabile Ndlovu graduated with an MA in Chemistry from the University of Johannesburg in 2008. She is an Organic Chemistry lecturer at the University of Swaziland. 


Nchimunya Monde completed an MA in Accounting & Finance at the University of Leeds in 2008 and now works as a Tax Inspector for the Zambia Revenue Authority in Lusaka. 


Tinashe Mundawarara studied for an MA in Communications at the University of Leeds in 2006-2007. He is now Programme Manager for the HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Law Project at Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Harare.

We have Alumni Associations formally active in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, as well as a very active network in South Africa. Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique have Alumni Representatives. Alumni Association activities include, but are not limited to: pre-departure meet-and greet sessions for new scholars; fundraising for the Scholars’ Scholar Campaign; and generating publicity and awareness about the Trust’s work.

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