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.

» Learn how you can help.


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


Good News from SAEP

17 Apr 2014
On Wednesday 19 March, Sue Bailie from Inclusive Education ran the first workshop of a 10-workshop series for the SAEP Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers and principals on inclusive education principles and practices. The workshop...
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17 Apr 2014
On Saturday 12th April, SAEP's Arts Programme took 72 high school students from Philippi on an excursion to Green Point Park, Cape Town. The purpose of the trip was to allow the students to get...
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16 Apr 2014
On Saturday 12 April, 22 Grade 8 Hope Scholars joined the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) on a four hour hike above Kalk Bay. A large percentage of the Grade 8 students had never...
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11 Apr 2014
Last week SAEP's Hope Scholars Programme held an intensive four day academic programme with 76 students from both Sophumelela Senior Secondary School and Zisukhanyo Secondary School. The programme was held at Sophumelela where lessons were given...
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8 Apr 2014
On Saturday the 29th of March The Early Childhood Development (ECD) team ran a lesson planning workshop with 11 of SAEP's ECD Practitioners. During the session SAEP staff demonstrated best practice activities and discussed the beneficial...
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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 was once where those kids are, and SAEP helped - the bridging year changed my life. I wake up every morning excited because I get to be a part of that.
- Zimkhitha, Bridging Year Coordinator

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