Motsepe Foundation National Roadshows
Since 2016, the Motsepe Foundation sponsored 462 beneficiaries, comprising of 150 Secondary Schools, 106 Primary Schools and 206 Churches. The programmes did not only benefit those schools and churches but the surrounding communities as well.
The Motsepe Foundation works with communities through churches and schools in the 26 Development Forum areas in all nine provinces of South Africa.
The Foundation believes that ordinary people on the ground have a better understanding of their needs and are important stakeholders in the creative process of designing interventions that are relevant to their need.
To date, more than four hundred and sixty schools and churches from disadvantaged, densely populated townships as well as rural communities were identified and became beneficiaries of upliftment projects in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation as follows:
150 Secondary Schools benefitting 172 264 pupils
106 Primary Schools benefitting 126 819 learners
206 Churches 409 395 benefitting congregations
The goal of the Roadshow is to make a humble contribution to all our people across the board. We want to reciprocate the goodness, the love we received from others who have helped us along the way. – Dr Patrice Motsepe, Motsepe Foundation Founder and Chairman
The project entails building of new class rooms, refurbishment and installing of equipment of laboratories and libraries as well as building multipurpose centres that shield children from harsh elements at schools that mostly do not have school halls. Computer centres have been built and equipped bringing the 4th Industrial Revolution to remote areas of the country in underserved communities.
The programmes benefit schools, churches as well as adults, job seekers and out of school students who need to do research or submit reports on line.
The whole community benefits and is set to become self-sustaining.
Schools and Churches are in touch with communities on the ground and are therefore better positioned to understand unique challenges that confront them, and identify projects that meet specific needs.
Community ownership of development projects ensures sustainability and strengthen community-driven development.
After the completion of the community projects, Dr Patrice Motsepe and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe visit the institutions for official handover of the projects.
These Development Forum areas form the base and hub from which Motsepe Foundation selects students for the bursary programme, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM for girls’ programme as well as the distribution of toys.
Priority is given to funding projects that are sustainable, create jobs within the communities and address poverty alleviation.