The Zoleka Mandela Foundation plans to build a School of Excellence in South Africa. The school, dubbed “The School of Opportunity”, gives those in need a second chance at life through top-quality education.
The South African Constitution (1996) enshrines the right to basic education, adult education and further education, to which the state, through reasonable measures, must make both progressively available and accessible.
With this in mind, it is the foundation’s chief aim to provide first and second chances to all. The Zoleka Mandela Foundation will aim to transform the lives of many through: early childhood development, literacy and numeracy performance, basic education, skills development programmes, adult basic education and training, technical and vocational education and training, and academic schooling.
The school will initially cater for 700 students of all ages, and several learning centres will be spread across South Africa. The development of both Greenfield and Brownfield schools’ infrastructure is already being pursued.