Adopt A School

Adoption is about creating a long-term meaningful partnership which, while providing schools with vital educational resources, empowers school and community partners to sustain and build on your investment.

The Adopt-a-School Foundation not only impacts on the lives and development of the learners in adopted schools but also on the quality of education and the sustainability of the school for generations to come. We aim to spend three to five years in an adopted school and to foster a caring relationship between the Foundation, the funder, the school and the community to create a sustainable and meaningful impact in the schools and communities in which we work.

Key Elements of the Adoption Process

  • For a school to be eligible for adoption, we require demonstrable evidence of the acute needs of the school. We then ascertain the willingness on the part of the school governing body, educators, parents and learners to participate actively and accept responsibility for the project.
  • The Foundation will conduct a high-level due diligence and comprehensive needs analysis at the identified school and present a project proposal to the funder. An adoption agreement is entered into between the school, the adopter/s and the Foundation.
  • The Foundation is committed to using local small businesses during the infrastructure phases of the project and to empowering the local community by creating temporary job opportunities.
  • The Foundation coordinates and monitors different services offered by best practice NGOs to ensure school development objectives are met. The Foundation assists the school community to gain access to government services such as social grants, feeding schemes and Home Affairs services.

Benefits to Donors

  • Tax exemption for the amount donated or to the value of the in-kind donation
  • B-BB EE Accreditation
  • Frugal financial management of your invested funds and resources
  • Successful implementation of your company’s CSI initiatives
  • Acknowledgement of your company by the Foundation as a contributor towards the improvement of education in South Africa

B-BB EE Credentials

  • Registered NGO with an independent Board of Directors
  • 87.5 % of Board Members are black
  • 50% of Board Members are women
  • 40% of Board Members are black women
  • Valid BEE rating certificate as issued by NERA (an accredited B-BBEE verification agency)
  • > 75% of beneficiaries are black
  • Donations (and school adoptions) through AAS are fully recognised under Social Economic Development spend
  • PBO Number: 18/11/13/3501
  • NPO Number: 040|957|NPO
  • Complies with employment equity obligations