Overview of the foundation’s significant social investments
Works in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and aims to support improved learner outcomes through the increased quality, availability, analysis and use of education data.
HARAMBEE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ACCELERATOR
Harambee aims to confront the “demand-supply mismatch” in the economy by understanding what entry-level jobs exist in the economy and understanding what behaviours and skills are needed to prepare young people to succeed in the world of work.
R25 million per year for five years
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Public School Partnerships has been initiated by a national donor group interested in pioneering a new model of public school provisioning in South Africa: publicly financed, privately managed schools.
Since 2016, FREF has invested almost R40 million in the initiative. The PSP pilot is currently operating in two provinces and 16 schools.
KAGISO SHANDUKA TRUST
The Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST) aims to support the development of more than 300 schools in the Fezile Dabi and Motheo districts of the Free State, as well as build the capacity of the district itself.
The Nal’ibali Trust is a national reading-for-joy campaign established in 2011. It is built on simple logic: that a well-established culture of reading can be a game-changer for education in South Africa.
NATIONAL EDUCATION COLLABORATION TRUST
The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) was established in 2013 as a multi-stakeholder body tasked with rolling out education improvement initiatives – in direct partnership with government, business, labour and civil society – to help achieve National Development Plan (NDP) goals.
R27 million per year for five years