• Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

    Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

  • Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Improving literacy in the early grades, alongside focused attention and holistic support in Maths and Science in secondary school, are the most critical elements to ensuring quality results in Grade 12. These elements also help in creating a pipeline of young people enrolling for tertiary study in the key areas needed for economic development in South Africa. Read More
  • 2017 Stakeholder Survey

    2017 Stakeholder Survey

    The Zenex Foundation works with a wide range of stakeholders and strong partnerships is an important approach to the Foundation’s work. The Foundation therefore has conducted its second Perceptions Survey in 2017. We are grateful to our stakeholders who willingly gave of their time and their feedback through either a face-to-face interviews, telephonic interviews, focus group and an online survey. Read More
  • Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    The Zenex Foundation shared the results of its High School Learner Programme at a knowledge-sharing breakfast held in Johannesburg during October 2017. They shared the evaluation findings from a high school intervention which had tested whether learner support can improve maths and science outcomes, which was implemented over a 10 year period. Read More
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  • Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

    Lessons from a Meeting of International Education Funders: Reflections from Zenex Foundation

  • Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Holistic educational support improves quality of results in key subjects

    Improving literacy in the early grades, alongside focused attention and holistic support in Maths and Science in secondary school, are the most critical elements to ensuring quality results in Grade 12. These elements also help in creating a pipeline of young people enrolling for tertiary study in the key areas needed for economic development in South Africa. Read More
  • 2017 Stakeholder Survey

    2017 Stakeholder Survey

    The Zenex Foundation works with a wide range of stakeholders and strong partnerships is an important approach to the Foundation’s work. The Foundation therefore has conducted its second Perceptions Survey in 2017. We are grateful to our stakeholders who willingly gave of their time and their feedback through either a face-to-face interviews, telephonic interviews, focus group and an online survey. Read More
  • Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    Ensuring Impact in Learner Support

    The Zenex Foundation shared the results of its High School Learner Programme at a knowledge-sharing breakfast held in Johannesburg during October 2017. They shared the evaluation findings from a high school intervention which had tested whether learner support can improve maths and science outcomes, which was implemented over a 10 year period. Read More
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News

  • Know the Zenex Foundation Team: Q&A with Paresh Govind

    Zenex Foundation has an annual budget of R 75 million to spend on grant making and general operations. Managing a task of this nature requires meticulous attention to detail, strong leadership and ethical conduct. The man behind this task at Zenex Foundation is Paresh Govind, Director of Finance & Corporate Services. We caught up with him to find out more about his background, passions and future aspirations. Paresh’s story is one of overcoming obstacles, making sacrifices for loved ones and pursuing a life of fulfilment. While he had a rocky start in life, his perseverance and the support of his family has seen him through. Read More
  • Leveraging our collective wisdom to solve the literacy challenge

    Getting literacy right is of critical importance in South Africa. The results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) show that 78% of South African Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language. South Africa was placed last out of 50 countries in this study (behind middle-income countries such as Iran, Chile, Morocco, and Oman) and some six learning years behind the highest performer, Russia. Read More
  • Catching up with Inkanyezi’s Bright Young Stars by Doctor Mahlaule

    Developing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds has been the nub of Zenex’s learner support programmes for the past ten years. These learners are primed to enter tertiary education and contribute to scarce skills. We caught up with Jonathan Banza and Laila Bera who were both part of the Zenex Inkanyezi Project. After successfully completing matric, they secured scholarships at the African Leadership Academy (ALA). This is residential academic institution which offers two-year courses to exceptional students from across Africa. It is aimed at producing future African leaders. Laila and Jonathan are currently doing their second year at the academy. Jonathan and Laila have risen above their challenging backgrounds through resilience and hard work. Read More
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About us

Our primary goal is the achievement of improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Programmes

The Foundation’s work is located in four programmes that aim to impact directly on improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Research & Evaluation Reports

Our research and evaluation studies inform programme development, policy and practice.

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Materials & Resources

We have a range of teaching materials to improve performance in Mathematics, Science and Language among historically disadvantaged learners.

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