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Challenge
More and more people continuing to join the cycle of poverty,
making it increasingly difficult for our nation to live up to its vision
of a better future. Teach The Nation exists to change this narrative.
How severe is the inequity in our
schools in South Africa? We unpack
the facts for your to realise the
need and challenge ahead.
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Developed By Kernel Van Kernels
Copyright Teach The Nation 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Developed By Kernel Van Kernels

CONTEXTUAL BARRIERS

1

South Africa, for the first time, took part in the TIMSS Grade 5 mathematics test and performed second weakest of all participating countries (World Bank, 2018).

2

More than ¾ of children aged 9 cannot read for meaning (Amnesty International South Africa report, 2020).

3

Out of 100 learners that start school, 50-60 will make it to matric, 40-50 will pass matric, and only 14 will go to university (Amnesty International South Africa report, 2020).

4

The teacher to learner ratio in the low income schools stands at 1:70; double the stipulated ratio of 1:35 (Amnesty International South Africa report, 2020).

5

Fee paying (wealthier) schools and independent schools perform much better than the poorer or no-fee schools that constitute two-thirds of all schools. (World Bank, 2018)

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ABOUT US The Opportunity A non-profit organisation in SA is committed to:
A combined Purpose Developing local leadership to
ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfil
their potential.
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Get free education and a stipend.
We are passionate about providing every child, irrespective
of their socio-economic background, a quality education.
We do this by investing into a movement of leaders across
the nation who are committed to putting an end to
educational inequity by teaching and leading in
high need schools.

THE OPPORTUNITY

How do we tackle socio-economic and geographic location challenges? The education inequity due to these challenges is extremely complex.  Addressing it requires multiple solutions and we endeavour to play our part as a catalyst to build a formidable network of determined youth leaders.  Leaders who are trained and skilled to deal with the root causes of inequity, with a commitment of changing it with great compassion and patience.

OUR PART OF THE SOLUTION

To see positive change in our high need schools and communities, we believe in collective leadership.  We offer a two-year Personal Development Programme for our Teach the Nation Fellows.  Assisted by our global alumni partners, we are building a movement, committed to tackling these challenges and inequities.

DONATE NOW YOUR IMPACT BY 2025, THE COLLECTIVE SUPPORT FOR
THE MOVEMENT WILL ENABLE US TO IMPACT OVER
43 380 STUDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA.