To help us on our growth path, Deloitte hosted and facilitated a Strategic Development Workshop on 13 & 14 November 2013. This workshop was attended by the Education Africa Executive, Directors, Trustees and a number of project stakeholders, international stakeholders, Education Africa donors and supporters. The Education Africa Board of Trustees has approved the strategies and vision that came out of this workshop.
Two of these key strategies are:
- To increase the capacity and skills levels of the existing Education Africa structures in order to fill certain gaps and create the capacity to meet the needs of the expanding organisation.
- To develop a Social Franchising model to enable Education Africa to effectively expand its reach into Africa. Education Africa has a number of projects which are suited for this kind of development, and we are working with Deloitte and its associates to structure and formulate an effective model.
It is not necessary to re-invent the wheel.
Education Africa as an organisation has a very successful track record of delivery, accountability and transparency, and we are fortunate to have an international support infrastructure with independent registered offices currently in the US, UK, Austria and Germany. Registration is also pending in Canada. Furthermore, we are a Level 1 B-BBEE (Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment) participant, and in South Africa, we are a registered Not for Profit Company and Non-profit Organisation with Public Benefit Organisation status allowing for donor tax benefits.