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Who Are We


Funda Afrika, a registered Section 18 A Non-Profit Organisation, dedicated to the management and implementation of school development and transformation programmes. Established in April 2008 by the programme managers of the former Education Quality Improvement Partnerships (EQUIP) programme run by the National Business Initiative (NBI) since 1997, developed its own School Transformation and Empowerment Partnerships (STEP) Programme based on reviews of, and the lessons learnt from EQUIP.

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About Funda Afrika

Our Passion

One of Funda Afrika’s central points of departure is the commitment to partnerships with provincial education departments. The organisation will only work in public schools once agreement on envisaged projects has been reached with the legal custodians of public education in the relevant provinces.Such partnerships are given content through consultative bodies such as stakeholder forums, steering committees, provincial education development trusts or boards which oversee the implementation of STEP projects.

IT in Classrooms

Provision of compujectors and subsequent training.

Primary School Support

Literacy and Numeracy upskilling in Primary Schools.

Educator Training and Development

Educator Support

Training and development of teachers.

Listen, Act, Learn, Repeat

Funda Afrika is dedicated to transforming the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds through education. Our mission is to empower these young minds with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their fullest potential.

We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future, and we are committed to providing quality educational resources, mentorship, and support to underserved communities. Funda Afrika strives to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

Our core values of equity, empathy, and excellence drive us to bridge educational disparities and promote social justice. Through collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and grassroots initiatives, we aim to instill hope and inspire dreams in the hearts of these children, helping them become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. Together, we can build a more equitable world where every child has access to a quality education.

Equal Opportunities for all children

Funda Afrika envisions a world where every child, regardless of their background, has equal access to quality education and the opportunity to reach their full potential. We aspire to create a future where educational disparities are eliminated, and all children are empowered with the knowledge and skills to shape their destinies.

In our vision, Funda Afrika sees thriving communities where education is a beacon of hope, fostering innovation, compassion, and social cohesion. We envision a society where the potential of every child is recognized, nurtured, and celebrated, contributing to a more just and equitable world.

Through unwavering dedication and collaborative efforts, Funda Afrika aims to inspire a global movement that prioritizes education as the cornerstone of positive change. Together, we can build a brighter tomorrow where the promise of education shines for every child, lighting the path towards a better, more inclusive future.

It’s in our dna

At Funda Afrika, our values serve as the foundation of our work, guiding our actions, decisions, and interactions with unwavering commitment. These values define who we are and shape the positive impact we strive to make in the world:
  1. Equity: We believe in a world where all children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve equal opportunities for quality education. We are committed to dismantling barriers and promoting fairness in educational access.
  2. Empathy: We approach our mission with deep compassion, understanding the challenges faced by disadvantaged children and their communities. We prioritize listening, empathy, and respect in all our endeavors….
  3. Excellence: We are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of education, mentorship, and support to the children we serve. We continually seek excellence in our programs, partnerships, and organizational practices.
  4. Collaboration: We recognize that meaningful change requires collective efforts. We actively seek partnerships and collaborations to maximize our impact, uniting with like-minded organizations and individuals to achieve our goals.
  5. Innovation: We embrace creativity and innovation as catalysts for educational transformation. We adapt and evolve our approaches to address the evolving needs of disadvantaged children and communities.
  6. Integrity: We operate with transparency, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of our work. We uphold the trust placed in us by our supporters, beneficiaries, and partners.
  7. Community-Centric: We center our efforts around the communities we serve, valuing their voices, insights, and aspirations as essential drivers of our mission.
  8. Sustainability: We are committed to the long-term sustainability of our programs, ensuring that the impact of Funda Afrika endures and continues to benefit generations to come.
These values guide us on our journey to create a brighter future through education, empowering children from disadvantaged backgrounds to thrive and realize their dreams.

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