$ 48 M
Education in South Africa
While education spending has increased, student performance has not improved. Among lower income students, only one in 18 earns a university degree or certificate. To change this, we increase schools’ access to high-quality tools and data that can help teachers better meet their students’ needs.
Less than one in 20 children from poor communities will go to university. We create more opportunities for these students’ success starting in R-12 education. Through our Partnership Schools program we support a new model that increases school options for poor families.
Teachers in the current school system have little to no access to the tools they need for students’ success. We believe that data, when used correctly, can dramatically improve student outcomes. We partner with organizations that use relevant technology, tools, and data to help South Africa create a data-driven education system.
Only two in five South African students from low-income backgrounds will complete university. One in three will not find jobs. Our Dell Young Leaders program helps students navigate common barriers to graduation. With the program’s support, students succeed in university and launch meaningful careers.
Family Economic Stability in South Africa
More than half of South Africa’s young adults do not have jobs, giving the country one of the world’s highest rates of youth unemployment. We believe the path to meaningful work begins with opportunity. We partner with organizations to provide youth with job experience and support their ongoing employment.
Jobs & Livelihoods
It’s often more than one thing that stands in the way of young people finding meaningful work. They often lack the education, connections, funds, and experience to navigate a career. We partner with organizations that use effective solutions to place young people in jobs, increase their work readiness, and remove barriers to their employment.