Thanks to all our donors and funders, both big and small, we were able to make a big impact during F2020.
MRP Foundation’s education and skills development programmes were able to assist many youths in South Africa on their journey to unlock their potential during the F2020 reporting period

MRP Foundation’s education and skills development programmes were able to assist many youths in South Africa on their journey to unlock their potential during the F2020 reporting period (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020).

 

  • R19,213,095 invested in education

  • R17,072,650 invested in skills development

  • 100% of public donations go to programmes

  • 98 Primary Schools on the programme

  • 77, 818 learners benefited from the programme

  • 2,357 educators empowered with professional skills and content knowledge

  • 4,301 youth participated in skills development

  • 63% of graduates found employment across programmes

 

Karen Wells, Head of MRP Foundation, shared her reflections on the F2020 period, offering considered insight into the year’s activities and vision for the future.

“Looking back on this past year, it has been one of growth and learning. We scaled the MRP Foundation Schools Programme from 5 to 98 primary schools with them completing year 1 of the six-year model. Partnerships and relationships take time to build but despite these challenges, active participation by school leadership and educators was achieved.

Our Jump Start programmes, that aim to match suitable unemployed youth to the demand for entry-level positions within the retail industry and its related supply chains, faced tough economic conditions. However, we continue to explore work readiness opportunities within the retail industry, through engaging with employer partners and industry bodies for their needs.

With the Foundation’s resilient heart and vision to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and through strong partnerships with stakeholders and implementation partners, we remain committed to our purpose — to enable young people to unlock their full potential.”

More information can be found in our F2021 Report here.
Read real-life impact stories of our beneficiaries here.