“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
South Africans have inspired the world by building a thriving democracy on the ashes of racial oppression. Central to their achievement is a constitution, one of the most progressive in the world, conferring on all the right to a good education. Building a solid foundation of learning and teaching remains the greatest challenge to the country fully unlocking its extraordinary potential. Education Africa acknowledges that it will take decades to rectify the wrongs of apartheid and restore the balance in South Africa’s education system. Indeed, the re-establishment of a culture of learning and teaching in our country is very much still a “work in progress”.
Education Africa is a well-established, South African Non-Profit Organisation that has been running successful projects for under-resourced communities since it was established. Its founder, James Urdang, set the vision of poverty alleviation through education and this has been at the core of its activities for over 22 years. In the early 90’s until their passing, James’ main mentors were the late Walter Sisulu and the late Dr Aggrey Klaaste.
Not only does Education Africa have long term credibility as an organisation as well as the sustainable success to ensure its future, it also has effective governance structures, experienced leadership and effective administrative financial controls processes to ensure that monies contributed to the organisation and its projects are well managed and accounted for to donors.
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What I love most about Education Africa is their passion for young people; their passion for creating future leaders of South Africa. –
Boitomelo Likhethe (SAMUN 2010)