Welcome to Pro Gratia Learning Centre

Pro Gratia, previously known as Estin Academy, is situated on the Hermansburg Road, 5 km outside of Nelspruit on the R40 to Barberton. The premises lends itself to a farm school atmosphere, and is currently home to 67 learners with special educational needs.

Pro Gratia is an NPC with three directors who each fill a unique role, but also compliment each other as managers of Pro Gratia. Mrs Andri Bester is the acting principal, whilst Mrs Welma Bezuidenhout is responsible for all administrative and financial aspects. Carlo Engelbrecht is a silent partner

Our staff are capable, educated teachers and facilitators with a heart for Pro Gratia’s learners. A diverse therapeutic team forms an extension of the learning centre’s staff and management.


Mrs. Andri Bester


Mrs. Welma Bezuidenhout