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.

ECD & Supportive Systems and Quality Schooling

Closing the gap for children in disadvantaged communities.

All Gr R children should have access to quality education by 2030.

 Foundation Phase stakeholders are empowered to actively support and promote a culture of reading, ensuring that learners continue to develop and enhance their basic reading skills.

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

 90% of learners achieving above 50% in Maths, Science & Language with increased 21st Century Skills. The general public is aware and knowledgeable about new trends in STEAM. More children can read with understanding at an early age.

Learners from under-resourced communities benefit from quality private school education for their entire school career.

Transforming School communities through effective skills development.

Dedicated to nurturing the talents of scholars and educators in rural school.

Dedicated to nurturing the talents of scholars and educators in rural school.

Giving young, unemployed youth an opportunity to gain valuable work experience?

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS 2022

TDW Workshop 4 Saturday 30 July 2022

Eskom Science Expo: 30 July 2022

National Science Week : 1 - 6 August 2022

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

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