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

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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7 Jul 2014
You're invited Book your tickets now! Please join the South African Education Project (SAEP) for a special fundraising event featuring South Africa's own Banting revolutionary, globally acclaimed Professor Tim Noakes. Co-author of The Real Meal Revolution,...
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1 Jul 2014
SAEP has almost finalised a new handbook for high school life skills facilitators. The Hope Scholar Programme offers life skills as one of its subjects with learners from Zisukhanyo and Sophumelela high schools attending once...
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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


I became involved with SAEP when I volunteered at Noncedo Educare. Because of this experience, I felt empowered and encouraged to open my own educare.
- Constance, Thandolwethu Educare principal

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