Empowering the youth of today
for a brighter tomorrow
KSP is Trevor Noah Foundation’s flagship intervention and was launched in 2018. KSP seeks to provide primary and secondary school youth with access to inclusive and equitable access to quality education. “Khulani” means “grow” in IsiXhosa.
What The Programme Does
Empowerment Through Education
The Khulani Schools Programme (KSP) is the Foundation’s flagship intervention and was launched in 2018. KSP seeks to provide primary and secondary school youth with access to inclusive and equitable access to quality education. Trevor Noah Foundation establishes partnerships with the Provincial Department of Basic Education, the custodian of primary and secondary education provincially.
Through KSP, the Foundation partners with various implementing partners and the broader geographical community to enhance schools’ capacity for educational excellence. Trevor Noah Foundation invests in schools by implementing teacher training, learner skills development and education infrastructure.
According to Hendrik van Broekhuizen, in the Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort, the challenge faced in South Africa is:
Of students write 12th grade exams
of students pass 12th grade exams
Of Students will earn a degree
It’s clear that education is a significant challenge faced by our South African youth. We address education access and quality in collaboration with communities, government and partners. There are currently ten partners in our Khulani Schools programme.
Although the selected schools face financial, physical and human resource constraints, each school was hand-picked because they demonstrated purpose-driven leadership and a commitment to excellence. IsiXhosa is one of South Africa’s mother tongue languages, and “Khulani” means “grow” in IsiXhosa.
As such we collaborate closely with each Khulani School to increase their capacity for educational excellence. Since each school faces unique challenges, we understand a one size fits all approach does not exist.
Together, we identify and invest in priority needs in teacher training and support, learner skills and development, and infrastructure. In doing so, we ensure young people have access to the educational foundation and opportunities needed to emerge from school with the best possible chance of succeeding in life.
The Programme In Action
KSP Schools per area are: