About Teachers for Africa Foundation
We are Teachers for Africa Foundation, or Stichting Docenten voor Afrika in Dutch. Our foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009 in the Netherlands, dedicated to realizing better education opportunities for children in South Africa. We do this through supporting and setting up a number of small-scale projects at underprivileged schools. Our projects are immediately adjacent to the Kruger National Park in the province of Limpopo.
These so-called no-fee schools may be accessible free of charge, but to their own dismay they often have very little to offer their students. Overcrowded classrooms, no real distinction in the level of children within classes, little time for personal attention and few extracurricular activities like gymnastics, crafts or music lessons can ever be offered. Even though, especially for these students who grow up in poverty and violence, education is the best chance for having a better future.
Teachers for Africa Foundation supports our South African partner schools with among other things sponsoring school and sports equipment. We support our projects by jointly setting up learning centres and through helping with sports and therapy lessons. In addition, we support by awarding scholarship grants to graduating secondary school students and by exchanging specific know-how that our partner schools need.
The education and sports projects are directly sponsored and evaluated by our organisation. Therefore, we are directly involved in the progress and sustainability of the projects. Please help us to be able to keep making a difference in the lives of children in South Africa through good education!