• An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

  • NASCEE 2019

    NASCEE 2019

    Zenex foundation CEO, Gail Campbell in a panel discussion at the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE) inaugural conference that took place on 28-29 May 2019. The theme for this event was “NPOs Working in Education: from Promise to Practice.
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  • An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

  • NASCEE 2019

    NASCEE 2019

    Zenex foundation CEO, Gail Campbell in a panel discussion at the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE) inaugural conference that took place on 28-29 May 2019. The theme for this event was “NPOs Working in Education: from Promise to Practice.
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News

  • Addressing South Africa's burning platform of illiteracy through promoting reading

    September is celebrated as Literacy Month globally, with special importance given to International Literacy Day on 8 September. As part of the festivities, South Africa also celebrates National Book Week, an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. All of these initiatives raise awareness about the importance of literacy and instil a culture and love of reading.  Read More
  • Promoting indigenous languages in South Africa

    On Heritage Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the promotion of indigenous languages as an important means of preserving South Africa’s heritage. His emphasis is not only in line with the declaration by the United Nations proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages but also laudable and appropriate in a country whose constitution protects the rights of all languages. Language has the power to promote social cohesion in South Africa’s multicultural context and can also play a fundamental part in building a human rights culture in our country. However, there is a complex interrelationship between language, heritage and culture in South Africa and we need equitable space for indigenous languages to grow and create value. We preserve and develop language through writing, reading and speaking, and thus the role of education is central when considering how best to ensure that a range of languages flourish.  Read More
  • Building blocks for future mathematics success

    The teaching and learning of Mathematics in South African schools is not yielding the intended outcomes as outlined in the country`s education policies, strategies and curricula. There is a large body of literature that attests to this. This includes assessment reports by the Department of Basic Education (DBE), research by universities, other research agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)  working in mathematics education in South Africa. The low learner achievement levels revealed by national assessments such as Annual National Assessments (ANA), regional assessments such as Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) and international assessments such as Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)  are indicative, at least in part, of current ‘ineffective’ teaching and learning practices. 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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