South Africa, WE ARE BECAUSE OF YOU! Your spirit of Ubuntu is the wind beneath our wings, as we pursue a brighter future for children and youth. Thank you for walking alongside Mr Price Foundation as we activate our education and skills development programmes to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.  

Because of you, our three programmes –  EduRise (education), JumpStart (skills development) and HandPicked (agripreneurship) – have offered hope and encouragement to thousands of children and youth in underserved communities. These gifts are especially meaningful after the challenges of the past three years. 

In 2022, Mr Price Foundation invested R12.5 million in education through EduRise. 

 

Thanks to you, EduRise empowered: 

98 primary schools 

63 927 learners 

3 515 educators 

We could not have achieved these milestones without the generosity and support of our incredible partners and community of supporters. You have given young learners the opportunity to flourish in the classroom, the field and stage. You have given children hope for a better life through holistic education. 

In 2022, Mr Price Foundation invested R17.1 million in JumpStart skills development programmes, empowering youth with retail skills and hands-on work experience; and connecting our employer partners to a pipeline of work-ready retail talent.   

 

Thanks to you, 

6 149 youth were upskilled  

3 069 youth were employed 

In 2022, our new HandPicked programme extended its network of fresh produce growers in urban and rural areas. Equipped with new hydroponic growing skills and practical experience, HandPicked farmers are setting up growing hubs and microbusinesses in urban and rural areas, stimulating employment, boosting food security – and moving from consumers to producers. 

 

Home growers, 

Women growers and persons with disabilities,

Agricultural tertiary graduates 

are putting their green dreams in motion, because of you. 

We extend a great big, heartfelt thank you from our Mr Price Foundation team and all its beneficiaries to you, our superhero South Africans. May the spirit of Ubuntu continue to bind us as we work towards the collective good.  

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