IDC Tirisano

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Funda Afrika is proud to announce a new and current partnership with IDC through the Tirisano Construction Fund to roll out a Learner and Teacher Support Programme in Limpopo province, with a specific focus on enhancing performance in Mathematics and Physical Sciences. These subjects are usually poorly taught and performed at high school level due to historic imbalances of the system.

The programme commenced in 2019 after a rigorous selection process on the then grade 9 learners from more than 23 schools, identifying them for the grade 10, 2020 intake for a period of three years within the rural and surrounding areas of the province, benefiting them all the way up to grade 12. The direct recipients of the project initiatives are from the following areas of Sekhukhuni, Lobethal Circuit, gaMaja, Mogodumo Circuit and Botlokwa, Sekgosese Circuit making up the entire beneficiary list. The project comprises of 23 schools from the stated three circuits and with a total of 390 learners. Non project schools falling under the project communal areas also benefit indirectly as they receive the quality resources and activities used during the project lessons via their teaching staff who are part of the LimpStep Team.


A selection test was administered in November 2019 (grade 9 learners) to select project learners. 628 learners participated in the test and 390 were selected. The table below gives a clear summary of the selection test participation and chosen project learners per circuit as well as the average performance of learners in the selection Test:
Circuit Lobethal Mogodumo Sekgosese
Number of learners participated in the selection test
Total Number of learners selected
Total Project Learners
IDC Selection Table
Final and Current Tirisano Construction Fund Limpopo Schools, Centre and Districts
Area Circuit Learning Centre School
Capricorn South
Ditsepu Secondary School
Ditsepu Secondary School
Mahlogedi Secondary School
Boikhutjo Secondary School
Leshikishiki Secondary School
Mahwibitswane Secondary School
Sehlola Secondary School
Thogoa Secondary School
Capricorn North
Tidima High School
Tidima High School
Rasema Secondary School
Fedile High School
St Brendas Secondary School
Sefoloko SecondarySchool
Mokomeme Secondary School
Nkgonyeletse Secondary School
Mantlatle Secondary School
Phutikwena Secondary School
Modipadi Secondary School
Nkgonyeletse Secondary School
Kgoshi Moroangoato School
Bupedi Bapedi Secondary School
Masemola Secondary School
Sepheu Moleke School School
Mphegolle Secondary School
Mahwetse Secondary School
Academic Performance

The project has impacted positively in the academic performance of project learners since 2020. There is a noticeable improvement in the performance of learners. Project Mathematics has improved from an average performance of 27,2% to 44,9% in the province. Physical Sciences has improved from an average of 23.8% to 53.1%. The general performance of the learners in the center in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences has improved from 25,5% to 52,8%.