WHAT WE DO

Masicorp works for the people of the Masiphumelele township, which is home to a community of more than 38,000 people disadvantaged by the historical legacy of apartheid and poverty. Our approach has been to ask the community where and how they need support and, from this, we know the residents want a hand up not a handout. All agree that education is the route out of poverty.

|Masicorp Seedlings project A better future - thanks to Masicorp

We have many projects and programmes that are making a real difference to the lives of people in the township. Our work is made possible by our team of over 60 volunteers who give their time and talents, and by donors from South Africa, America, the UK and elsewhere.

We have 25 active projects and programmes and you can learn more by clicking the links below.

Our Projects
Early Childhood development(ECD)

‘Seedlings’ – nurturing pre-school children

The early years in a child’s life are critical for development as they are a period of rapid physical, mental, emotional, social and moral growth.more

Primary Education

‘Learning Labs’ – helping teachers to teach and pupils to learn

Masicorp has an excellent relationship with Ukhanyo Primary School, which takes all 1,600 of the township’s children aged 6 to 14. more

Secondary Education

‘High Hopes’ – providing additional learning opportunities

Masicorp has identified science and particularly mathematics as subject areas where pupils at Masiphumelele High School struggle the most. more

University and Further Education

‘Bright futures’ – supporting students

Masicorp offer both financial and mentoring support to students from Masiphumelele who wish to undertake courses at local universities/colleges. Starting from just three students in 2009 we now have 19 students enrolled on degree courses ranging from Accounting to Biotechnology. more

Business Enterprise

'Made in Masi' – supporting entrepreneurs to create jobs and build businesses

Establishing a successful business can be tough at the best of times, so Masicorp’s support in this area focuses on the critical success factors. more

Community and Lifelong Learning

‘Education – the route out of poverty

Many adults in Masiphumelele have not had the advantage of good schooling so Masicorp provides funding and teaching staff to help them gain the skills they need to get jobs or start their own business. more

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