About Us

Anthony’s Education Centre began in 1966 when its founder Father Stan Brennan, ofm, saw the desperate need for education in the coloured township of Reiger Park, (formerly known as Stirtonville).The first intervention was to establish a Library because residents were unable to join the public Library because of the apartheid system. Soon funding was sought to build classrooms and laboratories for Adults seeking an education.

Today St. Anthony’s Education Centre is a hive of activity, accommodating more than 800 students a day from all walks of life, especially the surrounding impoverished communities. Since its inception, thousands of people have benefited from the quality education and training programmes offered.

Our Vision

“To unlock the potential of our students by empowering them with quality, non-discriminatory education and training based on our Christian values of empathy, integrity and respect.”

Our Mission

“Changing the LIVES of those we serve.”

“Changing the LIVES of those we serve”

The St Francis Catholic Church is situated on the grounds of St Anthony’s Centre and caters for the spiritual welfare of the surrounding communities. Assemblies for students who attend the educational programmes are always held in the Church and are inter-denominational.

The programmes offered at the Centre include:

St Anthony’s Education is a registered non-profit organisation with the Department of Social Development. Our registration number is 011-440 NPO. We depend on the generosity of our donors to continue our mission of “Changing the lives of those we serve”. Donations to our Centre are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act and a receipt will be issued for tax purposes. We would be very grateful for any assistance you are able to offer. For more information about donations click here

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