• 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

  • Lessons on Evaluation Design by Gail Campbell and Thabisile Zuma

    Any organisation that is committed to improving the quality of evaluations understands that one of the most critical steps is getting the design right. Our own experience in M&E, particularly in designing evaluations has evolved over the years. We see evaluation design as the structure of the evaluation that will provide information/data to answer evaluation questions. The design is determined by the purpose of the evaluation, the programme theory of change, the evaluation questions and of course, the budget. Read More
  • Which evaluation methods should we consider? - All of them

    Those who work in education are acutely aware of the complexity of the problems in the South African education system. No silver bullet solution exists. Despite this, donors like the Zenex Foundation continue to implement initiatives to improve education with the expectation that evaluation should help us learn. Read More
  • Perspectives on budgeting and costs of monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

    I am a strong proponent of M&E as a key lever in evidence-based grantmaking. It definitely adds a cost to the donor and I am sharing my perspective on four key issues to do with budgeting for, and the costs of, monitoring and evaluation (M&E): The importance of allocating grant funding to monitoring and evaluation. Budgeting for monitoring and evaluation. Funding for the dissemination of evaluation results. Strengthening M&E in the sector Read More
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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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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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