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: Penreach Play Day 2019

By Esther Sithole According to A Child’s Right to Play: Policy Brief for South Africa, “Play is both a right as well as essential for optimal development of children in their early and later years”. Play is not only fun for children but it helps them develop life -...

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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 Events 2019

  • 18 July – Nelson Mandela Day – Books in Homes Campaign
  • 27 July  –  TDW #5
  • 9-16 August – National Science Week
  • 16 August – Penryn Founders Day
  • 24 August – TDW #6
  • 26 October – TDW #7
  • 30 November  – Penreach Awards Ceremony

Contact for information about events.

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