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In 2001, Cyril Ramaphosa was approached by his former primary school, Tshilidzi Primary in Soweto, to assist with the donation of a fax machine.  When he returned to his school to hand over the donation and saw the further needs of the school, the notion of the Adopt-a-School Foundation was born. In 2002, the Foundation was officially established by a group of concerned individuals including Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr James Motlatsi.

Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairman of the Adopt-a-School Foundation with Stella Nemukula, the former headmistress of Tshilidzi Primary and the original Fax Machine donated in 2001 that planted the seed for the Adopt-a-School Foundation.

The Foundation strives to address the inequalities and inadequacies in our rural and disadvantaged schools, in order to ensure positive learning experiences which will lead to greater opportunities for South Africa’s youth.

Over the last 10 years Adopt-a-School has inspired both businesses and individuals in the private sector to invest effectively in education in South Africa through our model of Whole School Development.

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    Do you have something to contribute to the wellbeing and improved education of our learners?

    Our wish list:

    • School uniforms
    • School stationery
    • School library books
    • Resources for school vegetable gardens
    • Educational resources
    • Sponsorships for car hire, fuel, flights, accommodation
  • Latest News

    • 08/09/2017 On Friday 4th August, Adopt-a-School Foundation hosted a car read more
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    • 07/27/2017 On 18 July 2017 Adopt-a-School hosted the Back to School for read more
    • 07/07/2017 “The IDC’s priority when it comes to our CSI investment read more
  • A LEARNER SAYS…

    “My current goal is to graduate from high school with high grades and learn as much as I can to prepare myself for college. My intentions on becoming a doctor are rooted in that I want to help many people in my country.”
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    - Grade 7 learner, Bodibe Middle School, North West