Education for Democracy in South Africa (EDSA)

Education for Democracy in South Africa (EDSA)

Charity information

Education for Democracy in South Africa (EDSA)

EDSA is an Oxfordshire based Charitable Trust set up during the apartheid era for the advancement of education and relief of poverty of disadvantaged children and young people in South African squatter camps and townships. Apartheid is over however education is as important as ever. EDSA works with & through partner, not for profit, organisations in the Western Cape townships. The work is directly with children and young people and encourages grass roots involvement through volunteering.
Current projects include: support for an extensive township Saturday School and bursary programme to assist older young people with matriculation and their progression to education, employment or training reaching 2500 township young people per year; a children and young people project in Guguletu based in 3 containers and encouraging reading and a love of books with homework space and exciting story telling sessions; an out of school and holiday project reaching out to isolated Farm Schools and a rural township. Projects with them also include reading schemes, toy libraries & sports work.