Who We Are

Adopt-a-School Foundation was born from a passion and a desire to be a positive force in changing the future of education in South Africa. From humble beginnings, the Foundation has grown exponentially. With hundreds of schools spanning the entire country, we are able to make a sustainable difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of learners, their families and their communities.

Through a holistic, inclusive model called Whole School Development, we aim to address the academic, infrastructural, social and security environments in our adopted schools, to ensure that they are conducive to teaching and learning. Through this holistic approach, we are able to address most obstacles that stand in the way of providing quality education. Our schools are some of the least resourced and marginalised schools in the country, but as long as there is a passion and a commitment to education, together with our partners, we are able to bridge many of these gaps.


To mobilise the private sector, organisations and individuals to support schools.


To support the creation and enhancement of a conducive teaching and learning environment in disadvantaged schools.

Strategic Objectives

  • The implementation of Whole School Development, which aims to improve the academic, infrastructural, social and security environment in schools by ensuring that the schools have the necessary management and community leadership to support a conducive environment for teaching and learning
  • Identify schools in need
  • Raise awareness of the dilapidated condition of schools in disadvantaged areas
  • Create opportunities for small stakeholders to get involved in improving schools in need
  • Mobilise support from individuals, companies and organisations to sponsor schools in need
  • Encourage a time-bound, caring relationship between the school and the funder
  • Work with communities to improve education
  • Maintain strong relationships with stakeholders

South Africa remains a society marked by stark inequalities – none more obvious than in the education sector. The challenges facing many schools in SA include inadequate infrastructure, lack of resources in various areas, lack of sanitation and security, lack of discipline and management and critical social welfare issues.

Out of a group of 100 Grade 1 pupils, less than 50 pupils will reach Grade 12. Of those, 36 will pass matric and twelve will enter university. Of the twelve only six will graduate.

Out of 100 Grade 1 Pupils
Only 50 Pupils Will Reach Grade 12
36 Out Of The 50 Pupils Will Pass Matric
12 Out of the 36 Pupils Will Enter University
Of the 12 University Students Only 6 Will Graduate