About A&SS Foundation
In 2007, the Andreas and Susan Struengmann Foundation was established to sponsor educational initiatives, currently focused in the Western Cape. The Foundation has undertaken three key initiatives to date: The Sue Struengmann Initiative in partnership with the University of Cape Town, Students for a Better Future High School Scholarship Programme, and Disa Primary School in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay.
About Disa Primary School
Disa Primary School, which supports the communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg, is the realisation of a vision by Andreas and Susan Strüngmann in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education. Disa is a primary school that values every scholar for their unique gifts. Our strong educational foundation supports young individuals to believe in themselves and fearlessly move towards their dreams.
About the Sue Struengmann Initiative
The Sue Struengmann Initiative (SSI) funded by the Susan Struengmann family was formally established in July 2020. The purpose of the SSI is to address the mental health implications of childhood and adolescent adversity and trauma by providing a base for research, capacity building and policy development. This initiative seeks to ensure the provision of high-quality interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems among this vulnerable group. The Initiative is housed in the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town and all activities are overseen by the SSI Advisory Board.
Students for a Better Future
Students for a Better Future is a prestigious scholarship programme in Cape Town delivered by a carefully crafted, highly specialised team who have been redefining what a scholarship means by choosing a select group of scholars with high academic ability and potential out of thousands of applicants each year. We actively invest in a wide range of interventions from High School through to University and beyond towards developing agility, critical thinking, active citizenship, curiosity, and resilience.