our mission


MRP Foundation Schools is a holistic education programme that focuses on four key areas: parent and community involvement; school management and leadership; learner development and educator development. The model is designed for learners to unlock and develop their full potential through quality education including: Physical Education, Maths, Science, English, Life Skills and Environmental Awareness programmes. 

By partnering with school leadership and management, educators, parents, the community and learners of each school; the programme aims to sustainably transform schools, prepare learners for the future and empower school management and educators. The model is active in selected primary school and high school clusters from low-income communities across South Africa and to ensure the sustainability of the programme, holistic elements are introduced in annual phases. Our heart is to reach as many schools as possible and our goal is to expand our holistic schools model to include 100 schools in 2018. 

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Five MRP Foundation supported schools in KwaDukuza now outperform district, province and national averages in numeracy and literacy by 15-20 percent(based on ANA results).

physical education

Over 300 000 learners from 260 schools nationwide have been impacted through our Sport and Physical Education element of the programme.


Since introducing tablet-based learning as part of the holistic schools model Grade 1 literacy has improved by 23%, Grade 2 by 11% and Grade 3 by 11%.

You can implement Physical Education in your schools. Download the Young Heroes Physical Education Manual to learn how.

Sparking a passion for wildlife

15 April 2016 Popular author shares his love for wildlife with MRP Foundation Schools.


Rising stars

07 December 2015 The MRP Foundation learners dazzled on stage during their school plays.


Awarding the champions of education

19 October 2015 The MRP Foundation Schools are creating a culture of excellence.


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