Our Purpose: To advance the quality of youth education in under resourced communities
At Kamvalethu we do things a little differently and here’s why…
South Africa is faced with many complex social issues which can’t be solved in isolation. We have brought together people in the corporate and NPO spaces to try and find collaborative solutions. We believe that by using our sustainable dividend income model, we can contribute to change in a key strategic area: education. We fund and support our project partners to focus on what they are really good at: Educating our children!
Why our focus is on education
Our Purpose is a basic right enshrined in our Constitution as well as one that mirrors the Sustainable Development Goals – Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Research shows that on average learners in the bottom 4 quintiles (least wealthy 80%) are already about three grades behind in learning at Grade 3! Their trajectory seems to indicate that while they will remain in school and pass, that they will have a learning deficit that is unlikely to be reversed. This effectively means that by Grade 4 the majority of our learners’ future financial and career opportunities are already limited.
(Kotze, J & Spaul, N. “Starting behind and staying behind in SA”. 04/12/2014)
What if we worked together with these lower performing schools to try and bridge this gap?
Over the last three years we have worked with: 7 schools , Impacting over 2000 children, through projects in the Early Childhood Development, Online learning, Principal and Teacher mentorship space (create an infographic for this). We continue to develop our strategy and deepen our partnerships to be as impactful as we can.