South African Education and Environment Project  

The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) empowers young people who are neglected by South Africa's education system. Through tutoring, enrichment and support, we give impoverished learners the tools to reach their potential and uplift their communities.

» Read our 2012 Annual Report here.


Our projects have developed in response to community needs to help the next generation build academic and life skills, prepare for and succeed in higher education and employment, and contribute as leaders to South Africa's economic and social development.

» Learn more about how we serve.


For fifteen years, we have relied on the generous support of donors and volunteers worldwide.

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» Watch a short film about our Bridging Year Programme from Missing Piece Films on Vimeo.


Good News from SAEP

29 Jul 2014
The Arts Programme Team spent the afternoon on 23 July working together to waterproof the houses of SAEP students in need. The Arts Programme had planned to visit Philippi for Mandela Day and assist in...
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24 Jul 2014
SAEP's 20 Bridging Year students chose to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela on 18 July, international Mandela Day, by continuing his vision of goodwill and Ubuntu through the sharing of sandwiches, coffee and conversation...
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23 Jul 2014
46 Arts Programme students attended a three day SAEP organised camp in Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve earlier this month. The purpose of the camp was to expose students to nature and increase their environmental knowledge as...
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9 Jul 2014
This year the SAEP Early Childhood Development (ECD) program has held a number of teacher trainings in order to equip and support ECD practitioners to teach literacy, numeracy and life skills as an integrated part...
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9 Jul 2014
In June, the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme took 83 Grade-R children on an outing to the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. The children attend Nolufefe and Ikamvalethu Educares in Philippi and, for...
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SAEP is a National Lottery Foundation beneficiary

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SAEP is an Impumelelo Waward Winner   The Independent Code   SAEP is a Stars Impact Award 2012 Runner Up


SAEP's early childhood project is an effective response to an urgent problem.
- Rhoda Kadalie, Executive Director, Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre

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