Involvement of the Roger Federer Foundation

In November 2014, a four year programme with Molteno was launched to improve primary school mathematics and literacy outcomes in primary schools at Grade 1-3 in Limpopo Province. The goal is to increase the performance of teaching in 161 schools by improving curriculum delivery in the classroom and at school leadership level within a sustainable framework. The programme has a total budget of CHF 1,138,400 and will end December 2018. Project staff will work in collaboration with school administration, provincial officials in order to reach sustainability of the quality. The goals are:

  • 41’000 learners will benefit from the higher quality of education in their classes and will have a better performance
  • 624 educators will obtain high levels of pedagogical knowledge and high levels of maths and home language content knowledge
  • 624 educators will become able to better interpret and use data from ANA and other assessments to establish learners’ competencies and needs and use the data to plan and modify their teaching and assessment strategies.
  • 161 primary schools will apply an effective culture of communities of practice for theirs teachers
  • District facilitators are knowledgeable and capacitated enough through coaching and training to support the project implementation plan and sustain the interventions well after the project has ended
  • All schools will have effective and efficient school governing bodies in place in order to reach a better school management level
  • Schools will have cultivated a welcoming environment to parents, parents will understand how they can support their learners academically at school and at home and will engage accordingly

Our implementing partner Molteno

Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy is a Non Profit Company in South Africa, founded in 2008. It has the mission to change our world by developing literacy and language, teaching and learning materials, while providing institutional training and class-room mentoring, curriculum support, whole school development, safety and security, governance at schools to developing communities. Additionally it develops teacher support material and provides adult basic education and training such as an indigenous language program,, available in eight South African indigenous languages. Molteno works currently in eight provinces of South Africa and has working relationships to eight other African states. Molteno received the highly respected UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy in 2014.



South Africa Facts

47.2 Mio
Compulsory education
7-16 years
Enrolment ratio
primary 89%, secondary 62%
Illiteracy rate
12% of children under 5 are undernourished

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