The Adopt-a-School Foundation was officially established in 2002 by a group of concerned individuals. The Foundation strives to address the inequalities and inadequacies in South Africa’s disadvantaged schools.
We aim to ensure positive learning and teaching experiences which will lead to greater opportunities for South Africa’s youth. The Foundation acts as a vehicle that assists individuals and corporates to invest effectively in education of South Africa. This is done via the process of corporates/ individuals adopting schools and implementing our Whole School Development model that addresses the schools’ infrastructure, leadership and management development, curriculum and learner wellbeing and community involvement.
The Foundation is registered as a Section 21 company with PBO status and has an independent Board of Directors. It works with Government from district to National and cooperates with various bodies involved with education. The key objective of the Adopt-a-School Foundation is to implement Whole School Development – a holistic model aimed at improving the academic, infrastructural, social and security environment in schools.
It aims to ensure that schools have the necessary management and community leadership to support an environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning in every school in which the foundation works.
There are 663 schools under the Foundation’s adoption model. The Foundation works in all nine provinces across the country.
Our vision is to build a dynamic, transformed and accessible schooling environment that produces capable global citizens to meet the developmental needs of Southern Africa.
Our mission is to support the delivery of an enhanced and conducive teaching and learning environment that can be replicated in disadvantaged schools.
South Africa remains a society marked by stark inequalities – none more obvious than in the education sector. The challenges facing many schools in SA include inadequate infrastructure, lack of resources in various areas, lack of sanitation and security, lack of discipline and management and critical social welfare issues.
Out of a group of 100 Grade 1 pupils, less than 50 pupils will reach Grade 12. Of those, 36 will pass matric and twelve will enter university. Of the twelve only six will graduate.