Penreach NGO Mpumalanga

Making equal education possible for all South African children

If there is perhaps something that should keep us up at night, as a nation, this is it:  

58% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning, while 29% are considered illiterate.

The effects of this crisis will continue to be felt for decades to come.

It is a crisis in education that continues to perpetuate inequality and poverty. 

We invite you to receive a glimpse of our humble efforts to contribute to education excellence for one and all South Africans.

Our Impact


ECD 80% increase in number of ECD Centres registered with DSD


English Literacy 76% grade 3 learners achieving above 50%


Maths and Science 20% increase in foundational knowledge grade 4-7

Insights from the field: ECD What is Water Play?

By Poonam Dwarkaram What is water play in ECD? As Penreach Change Agents in ECD, our programme implementation plan consists of coaching and mentoring the Practitioners and Centre Managers of our target centres in Mpumalanga. This includes identifying different...

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Community supports Penreach Reading Camp

Joanne van der Walt, Manager of Sage Foundation South Africa and Adelaide Ngema Adelaide Ngema is a Penreach Reading Camp volunteer who resides in the Pienaar area near Vukasambe Primary School. In 2016, she was honoured for running the most successful Reading Camp at...

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Upcoming Event

  • Until 23 February Teacher Development Workshop Registration
  • 23 February 2019 – TDW #1
  • 16 March 2019 – TDW #2
  • 18 May 2019 – TDW #3
  • 15 June 2019 – TDW #4
  • 27 July 2019 –  TDW #5
  • 24 August 2019 – TDW #6
  • 26 October 2019 – TDW #7
  • 30 November 2019 – Penreach Awards Ceremony

Contact for information about events.

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