• Masipumelele - a township in South Africa
    Partners in Education and Enterprise
    Masiphumelele - South Africa
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    Early childhood development
    Seedlings –
    Nurturing pre-school children
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    Primary Education
    Learning Labs –
    Helping teachers to teach
    and pupils to learn
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    Secondary Education
    High Hopes –
    Providing additional learning opportunities
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    University, college and further education
    Bright futures –
    Supporting students
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    Community & lifelong learning
    – the route out of poverty
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    Business enterprise
    Made in Masi –
    Supporting entrepreneurs to create jobs
    and build businesses

Masicorp - partners in education and enterprise

Masicorp works for the people of Masiphumelele township, where more than 38,000 people still live disadvantaged and poor by the legacy of apartheid.

Masicorp always asks the community where and how they need support from us; we never propose a solution before we research and properly understand their needs. In every area of our work, we have found, from their response, that the residents of Masiphumelele want a hand up, not a handout.

We help through education — the surest route out of poverty. Our education projects, for pre-school to adult learners, are now our main work. We also support community entrepreneurs in developing their own small businesses.

We've been established in Masiphumelele since 1999. Our work makes a real difference to the lives of people there.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to join our team as a fundraiser, a donor or a volunteer. You will be made very welcome — there is so much still to do!

Our Spending

  • Programmes and projects - 87.5 %
  • OperatING COSTS - 12.5 %

Our work is made possible by a team of over 100 volunteers who give us their time and talents, and by donors from South Africa, America, the UK and elsewhere…more

Our Projects
Early Childhood development(ECD)

‘Seedlings’ – nurturing pre-school children

The early years in a child’s life are critical for development as they are a period of rapid physical, mental, emotional, social and moral growth.more

Primary Education

‘Learning Labs’ – helping teachers to teach and pupils to learn

Masicorp has an excellent relationship with Ukhanyo Primary School, which takes all 1,600 of the township’s children aged 6 to 14. more

Secondary Education

‘High Hopes’ – providing additional learning opportunities

Masicorp has identified science and particularly mathematics as subject areas where pupils at Masiphumelele High School struggle the most. more

University and Further Education

‘Bright futures’ – supporting students

Masicorp offer both financial and mentoring support to students from Masiphumelele who wish to undertake courses at local universities/colleges. Starting from just three students in 2009 we now have 19 students enrolled on degree courses ranging from Accounting to Biotechnology. more

Business Enterprise

'Made in Masi' – supporting entrepreneurs to create jobs and build businesses

Establishing a successful business can be tough at the best of times, so Masicorp’s support in this area focuses on the critical success factors. more

Community and Lifelong Learning

‘Education – the route out of poverty

Many adults in Masiphumelele have not had the advantage of good schooling so Masicorp provides funding and teaching staff to help them gain the skills they need to get jobs or start their own business. more

Life is tough in Masiphumelele...

The Seedlings project gives children a better start in life
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