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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EV Challenge 2019

Penreach maths & science team support target school learners in their participation of the EV Challenge 2019. The Penreach Change Agents continuously encourage students to get involved in STEM programmes through activities like the EV challenge. The primary goal...

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Upcoming Events 2019

  • 16 August – Penryn Founders Day
  • 24 August – TDW #6
  • 29 August – 1 September – Penreach Books in Homes at Jozi Book Fair
  • 2 – 8 September – National Book Week Activities
  • 8 September – International Literacy Day
  • 26 October – TDW #7
  • 30 November  – Penreach Awards Ceremony

Contact for information about events.

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