Yethu Network of Schools

NGO Directory

Eastern Cape

  • Kwankqubela

  • We are an education-focused NPO. Our work is centered on enabling schools and communities to produce generations of informed, engaged, skilled, conscious, and exposed young people. We believe that poverty alleviation is possible through the provision of quality education. We are invested in creating enabling environments for the children and the youth to be capacitated and supported.

    We focus on three areas that shape their lives: home, communities, and schools. We offer School Engagement (Governance, Management, Instructional Leadership Development, Learner Support, and Whole School Development) and Community Engagement (Literacy Development Projects) Programs.

  •   0714669057
  • Shine Literacy

  • In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). We, at Shine Literacy, are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. We do this by providing structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops. We work in partnership with like-minded NGO’s, individuals and non-profit organisations to raise awareness and develop approaches that are appropriate and sustainable.

     Shine Literacy


    Shine Trust, Zonnebloem College Estate, Cambridge Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925.

  • Reading to Learn South Africa

  • Through rigorous training, we give teachers the tools to use the power of genre-based pedagogy in every subject for every learner at every level. Our methodology has been developed in response to current urgent needs, particularly of marginalised learners, to rapidly improve reading and writing for educational access and success. These theoretical foundations are integrated in a set of teaching strategies that are optimally practical in diverse classroom settings, and accessible for teachers to acquire and use as part of their ordinary practice in their grade or curriculum area.

  •  Reading to Learn South Africa
  • Songe Social Change

  • We operate in a number of different communities and schools in the remote and rural areas of the Eastern Cape. We provide different services such as a HIV Prevention program in AGYWs and ABYMs, we also advocate for Human rights, facilitate a Reading for Meaning programme for primary school learners, offer care and support, create and hold a Safe Space for LGBT community members and and facilitate a programme called Mens Corner. We also provide psychosocial support in families that are in need. We work to engage many different stakeholders in order to generate solutions.

  •   0670599882
     Songe Social Change

    Leeds Road, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, 5099.
  • Small Projects Foundation

  • Our vision is to develop ways of supporting poor and disadvantaged individuals and communities to improve their quality of life physically, socially and economically. Our Bright Futures Programme aims to empower girl children with skills and knowledge to have mastery over their own lives. It seeks to galvanise young girls to secure their futures by providing them with appropriate knowledge on puberty and sexual reproductive health, thereby inspiring them to make informed decisions and to develop a healthy self esteem. This school-based programme has resulted in a decrease in pregnancy of school learners, and a decrease in absenteeism and drop out rates.

  •   043749592
     Small Projects Foundation

    5 st James Road, Southernwood, East London, Eastern Cape
  • Shaping New Minds

  • We are an award winning youth-led organisation that seeks to advocate for equal education, gender equality, access to health services and eradicating gender-based violence and HIV prevalence among the youth. We are committed in influencing policies and decisions that may affect the livelihoods of young people.

  •   0634537118
     Shaping New Minds


    East London Kwelera, Jongilanga Location, Chakateni, 5200.

  • The Bookery

  • We create and support libraries in under-resourced schools. We set up the space and employ a young person in the community as a library assistant (LA) to maintain and facilitate the library. We then continue to provide literacy support through activities, competitions, site visits, LA meetings and training workshops. Our mission is to create a culture of reading. We believe that every child deserves to experience the power and joy of reading and the opportunity to become informed, active citizens.

  •   0214614189
     The Bookery


    145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915.

  • Ahmed Kathrada Youth Activism Programme

  • Our youth clubs aim to get young people actively involved in addressing social, environmental & political issues in their communities. The program aims to develop the skills and learning capacity of youth in communities across South Africa through organising youth activist clubs at a grassroots level. Members of our clubs will be taught and trained on how to be an effective community organiser/activist, and will be supported by the foundation through an education and training program.


  •   0118540082
     Ahmed Kathrada Youth Activism Programme


    Signet Terrace Office Park, Block B, Suite 2 19 Guinea-Fowl Street Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827 South Africa.