Welcome to Penreach

Penreach is an NGO and a social impact organisation working towards educational excellence in disadvantaged rural communities in Mpumalanga. Penreach was established in 1991 to provide access to quality education and is known for its local knowledge and expertise on grassroot level.

We reach more than 500 000 beneficiaries each year with Early Childhood Development, Literacy and Numeracy, Math & Science and Leadership projects in the Ehlanzeni district. This includes 130 ECD centres, 97 schools, 125 communities and the classrooms of 1200 teachers.

Through innovative coaching, mentoring and training we build the capacity of leaders and educators to deliver quality education to children from 0 years to grade 12. We work closely with caregivers, parents, learners, children and other stakeholders such as the Department of Education, and Department of Social Services and NGOs in the education space to achieve our goals. 

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

Welcome to Penreach

Penreach is an NGO and a social impact organisation working towards educational excellence in disadvantaged rural communities in Mpumalanga. Penreach was established in 1991 to provide access to quality education and is known for its local knowledge and expertise on grassroot level.

We reach more than 500 000 beneficiaries each year with Early Childhood Development, Literacy and Numeracy, Math & Science and Leadership projects in the Ehlanzeni district. This includes 130 ECD centres, 97 schools, 125 communities and the classrooms of 1200 teachers.

Through innovative coaching, mentoring and training we build the capacity of leaders and educators to deliver quality education to children from 0 years to grade 12. We work closely with caregivers, parents, learners, children and other stakeholders such as the Department of Education, and Department of Social Services and NGOs in the education space to achieve our goals. 

Penreach Programmes

ECD & Supportive Systems and Quality Schooling

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

In order for the children to thrive, the teacher has to create the correct learning environment for them.

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LITERACY &
NUMERACY

58% of the Grade 4 students do not comprehend what they are reading in the English language. 29% of children this age are illiterate.

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MATHS &
SCIENCE

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education has increased, the quality has improved.

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SCHOOL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The behaviours that have the biggest impact on assessment performance, are the management disciplines of the school

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SPECIAL
PROJECTS

Includes our artreach programme, sportreach programme, bursaries and skills development for educators and children.

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TOTAL BENEFICIARIES

The impact we’ve made

If there is perhaps something that should keep us up at night, as a nation, this is that 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 experience how Penreach cares and to become part of the change by taking hands in this plight.

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

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English Literacy 76% grade 3 learners achieving above 50%

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

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Penreach Stories

VIDEO OF THE MONTH

UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

On-site TDW Registration Day: Saturday 27 February 2021

Off-site TDW Registration: 10 -12 March 2021

TDW Workshop #1: 29 May 2021

TDW Workshop #2: 12 June 2021

TDW Workshop #3: 28 August 2021

TDW Workshop #4: 18 September 2021

TDW Workshop #5: 16 October 2021

Contact penreach@penreach.co.za for information about events.

A #tbt to our TDW Celebration Event, that we hosted this past weekend, in celebration of our heroes in education. A special thank you to everyone who was in attendance and everyone who contributed in making the event a success!

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Penreach in partnership with Bridge, held an interprovincial ECD CoP, where reflected and unpacked the provincial highlights in relation ECD.
The platform also enabled us to look into 2022 and zone in on what our CoP focus should be, for the upcoming year.

We were in Mpumalanga recently for an information session where attendees had the opportunity to find out more about LITASA and connect with colleagues working in literacy in the province. Many thanks to our friends at @penreach for hosting us and @zaBritish for their session

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