The Aquila Trust has recently made their first donation to a community upliftment program in Stellenbosch, named “Straatlig” (translated as “Street Light”).  The donation specifically goes toward the establishment of a counselling centre for troubled youth.  Straatlig clients are usually homeless people, who are then assisted to regain their self-esteem and human dignity, expand their capacities, and be guided back into the community as full-participating and full-contributing members.  For more information on this NGO, go to


On the picture, from the left, are Josephine Scholtz (who runs the empowerment programs at Straatlig), Marthinus Fourie (Aquila Trustee), Helgard Pretorius (Straatlig Coordinator) and Hans Heuer (Aquila Trustee).