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Raspberry Pi 400 handover at Lodirile Secondary School
On Thursday, 7 March, there was excitement and joy from both learners and educators at Lodirile Secondary School in Krugersdorp at the handover of Raspberry Pi gadgets by Wisenet (Adapt IT). 13 Mar 2024 Read more

World Read Aloud Day: Celebrating the power of reading
There was the sound of happy, raised voices as learners at an Adopt-a-School Foundation school in Hammanskraal recited out loud from their favourite books. 8 Feb 2024 Read more

Back-to-school excitement at Adopt-a-School Foundation
There were no tears as confident five and six-year-olds kicked off day one of Grade R in what will be their 12-year journey through school. 29 Jan 2024 Read more

Learners at Residensia Secondary School in Sebokeng receive school chairs donation
On Thursday, 19 May 2022, learners at Residensia Secondary School in Sebokeng received a donation of 86 school chairs from the Adopt-a-School Foundation and ChairClub. The donation stemmed from office chairs purchased by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). 2 Jun 2022 Read more

Mohloli Secondary School receives 213 school chairs donation
Adopt-a-School Foundation announced an exciting partnership with ChairClub, a proudly South African and local chair manufacturer, in May 2020. The campaign Buy One, Give One, committed that every chair sold from its office chair range, a school chair was donated to disadvantaged schools in rural and urban communities across the country. 21 Apr 2022 Read more

Adopt-a-School Foundation congratulates the 2021 Matric class for its resilience
Despite yet another challenging year, the Matric class of 2021 achieved a pass rate of 76.4%, a 0.2% increase from the 76.2% achieved in the previous year. This was not an easy achievement, considering the class of 2021 has endured restrictions and disruptions for two consecutive years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, celebrates the class of 2021 and commends it for its resilience and agility. 7 Feb 2022 Read more

ChairClub and Adopt-a-School Foundation donate 100 school chairs
Wednesday the 3rd of March, Diepsloot Combined School foundation phase learners were pleased to receive 100 school chairs from the Buy One Give One Campaign. The campaign is an exciting partnership between Adopt-a-School Foundation and Rosebank based ChairClub, a Proudly South African manufacturer of world-class office seating. 11 Mar 2021 Read more

Adopt-a-School Foundation congratulates the 2020 matric class for soldiering through the Covid-19 challenges
The matric class of 2020 achieved a pass rate of 76.2%, a decline of 5.1% from 81.3% achieved in the previous year. Despite the drop, this is a great achievement considering the numerous challenges faced by the Class of 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 4 Mar 2021 Read more

Restoring dignity in our schools - World Toilet Day 2020
World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations International Observance Day on 19 November. Raising awareness about the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely-managed sanitation, this Observance Day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. In South Africa, many schools lack appropriate sanitation, especially in rural and informal communities. 20 Nov 2020 Read more

Back to School for Mandela Day
Hear the call, be the change, support learners during Covid-19 24 Jul 2020 Read more

Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the country
Amidst the unprecedented times of the global pandemic, the Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, continues to work hard at improving education in South Africa. In May 2020, the foundation entered into an exciting partnership with ChairClub to provide school chairs in a 'Buy One, Get One' campaign. ChairClub, a Proudly South African and local South African chair manufacturer, partnered with the foundation in a campaign to support disadvantaged schools in rural and urban communities with comfortable world-class school chairs. Throughout 2020, for every office chair sale, ChairClub will donate a locally-manufactured school chair to schools across the country. 26 May 2020 Read more

Adopt-a-School Foundation commemorates School Health Week at Meriti Secondary School
School Health Week, always the first week of March is an annual event. The aim of the week is to highlight the importance of healthcare and learner well-being in education. Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, tackles a wide range of health and wellbeing issues facing our schools, including hygiene and sanitation, sexual education, audio and visual support; this with the aim of ensuring our learners are healthy and equipped for excellence in teaching and learning. 9 Mar 2020 Read more

Shining the spotlight on top achieving schools
Following the release of the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric results, Adopt-a-School Foundation shines the spotlight on the success achieved through its Whole School Development (WSD) model. The model has helped deliver quality schooling to 609 underprivileged schools across the county through public and private partnerships. 20 Jan 2020 Read more

President celebrates Adopt-a-School Foundation's billion-rand investment that reaches over 1 million learners
In October, the Chairperson and co-founder of the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), President Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed over 700 industry leaders, dressed in school uniforms and sports attire, at the Foundation's 13th annual 'Back to School' Party at Wanderers in Johannesburg. The event, sponsored this year by Channel VAS, a leading global FinTech enterprise in mobile technology, is a highly anticipated event on the philanthropic calendar. 28 Oct 2019 Read more

Celebrating our teachers
October 5th marked World Teachers' Day, aimed at appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world. The day enables a worldwide celebration of the teaching profession, and addresses some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest talents in the profession. 18 Oct 2019 Read more

Health, sanitation and sexual awareness campaign for Dutyini learners approaching puberty
On 12 September, the Adopt-a-School Foundation, an entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation in partnership with Afrocentric Group an investment holding company hosted the health, sanitation and sexual awareness campaign at Dutyini Junior Secondary School, located in the Eastern Cape. The awareness campaign targets Grade 5-7 learners to ensure they are equipped with useful information as they are approaching puberty. 20 Sep 2019 Read more

Child Protection Week - We all have a role to play!
2-9 June marked Child Protection Week, a campaign to raise awareness on the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. The campaign began in 1997 and it aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure that children are cared for and protected. 10 Jun 2019 Read more

The right to education is pivotal to creating an inclusive South Africa
On this Human Rights Day on 21 March 2019, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF), draws attention to the rights of children to quality education. 22 Mar 2019 Read more

Fostering healthier school learners
The 4th to the 8th of March marks School Health Week! 12 Mar 2019 Read more

Reaching for Africa's highest peak to build a library for Qhobosheane Primary School
Twenty climbers to scale Africa's highest peak in support of literacy development and education in South Africa. 5 Mar 2019 Read more

Collaborative transformation in education shows real results
South Africa's journey of transformation is far from over. This is evident in the stories from the classrooms of our poorest schools, still heavily burdened by the effects of the apartheid education policy. 3 Nov 2017 Read more

Donated books to the value of R22m will stimulate a new generation of readers
During National Book Week, from 4-10 September 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) is raising funds to continue the distribution of thousands of books to underprivileged schools throughout South Africa. The books, worth over R22m, were donated by Oxford University Press South Africa. 4 Sep 2017 Read more

Hand up for education
This Mandela Day, Adopt-a-School Foundation will host a range of volunteer activities at Bathabile Primary School in Olievenhoutsbosch. All activities revolve around the foundation's holistic Whole School Development model and will include: light infrastructure renovations, curricular and co-curricula activities, social welfare programmes and leadership development initiatives. 8 Jun 2017 Read more

Improved education is ineffective if children are neglected, abused or exploited
As we observe Child Protection Week from 27 May to 2 June, the Adopt-a-School Foundation calls upon government, NGOs and civil society to combine their efforts to protect vulnerable children against neglect, abuse and exploitation. 30 May 2017 Read more

Private-public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools
On 10 March 2017, the Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge. 13 Mar 2017 Read more

Adopt-a-School helps matrics to achieve exceptional results despite challenges
Schools, with the support of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, are producing exceptional matriculants despite challenging conditions. 24 Jan 2017 Read more

Are parents school-ready?
Many children do not have access to quality ECD programmes and require more support in the Foundation Phase, not only from teachers but their parents too. Adopt-a-School asks whether parents are well equipped enough to support their children. 4 Jan 2017 Read more

Adopt-a-School launches new programme at Umlazi school
Adopt-a-School Foundation launches its new Health, Sanitation and Sexual Education Programme at Ndukwenhle High School in Umlazi. 18 Apr 2016 Read more

Adopt-a-School profiles its star matriculants
Pupils from schools supported by education NGO Adopt-a-School Foundation, shine in their 2015 matric examinations, rising above the difficult circumstances in their social and schooling environments. 7 Jan 2016 Read more

Back to school to sow seeds of hope
Adopt-a-School Foundation and partners went back to school for a day to establish a vegetable garden and enhance the nutritional value of school lunches. 28 Jul 2015 Read more

The Nelson Mandela Foundation supports Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day
The Back to School for a Day initiative has received a major boost with the announcement this week that the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) is supporting this important initiative. 10 Jun 2015 Read more

Global multinationals support South African education drive
On Thursday, 28 May 2015, global multinationals and individual sponsors came out in support of Adopt-a-School Foundation, at a fundraising event hosted in London by South African deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa. 8 Jun 2015 Read more

School development plans positively impact rural North West community
An investment by Adopt-a-School Foundation and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a great boost to Boithaopo Secondary School in the North West Province. 31 Mar 2015 Read more

Making a difference with dictionaries
Every Child Deserves a Dictionary 30 Mar 2015 Read more

Adopt-a-School Foundation matriculants benefit from Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund
Four girl matriculants from Adopt-a-School Foundation's adopted schools have been awarded bursaries through Cell C's Girl Child Bursary Fund. 26 Mar 2015 Read more