Learning for a better life, a better world.

Our Approach

The Marang Education Trust, in partnership with Pearson is focused on best practice as an approach to improving the quality of teaching, learning and school management in South Africa.

Our purpose is to contribute to the education community through direct provisioning of professional development and support and bursaries for public benefit in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

The Trust is a SACE Accredited research and professional development and support organisation which is part of Pearson South Africa’s corporate social impact initiative.  

Our Programmes

  1. School Support and Development Programme
    Marang Education Trust began its school-based support with 16 deep rural schools across four provinces in 2008. In 2015 it expanded its support and development to six provinces supporting 111 deep rural and township schools over a four-year cycle which ended in December 2018. The team of twelve district-based facilitators/research assistants is responsible for direct support provision to school management teams and teachers in selected schools.
  2. District Partnership Programme
    Launched in 2012, the DPP is an initiative that adopts a holistic approach towards school improvement. The programme capacitates district officials to enable under-performing schools to become steadily achieving schools capable of sustainable development. Through the mediation of existing Department of Basic Education policies, the DPP enables district officials together with school management teams and teachers to implement their roles and responsibilities with accountability.
  3. Undergraduate Programme
    Launched in 2014, the Undergraduate Bursary Programme is available to qualifying grade 12 learners from all SSDP high schools. Offering fully funded tertiary study opportunities for undergraduate courses. Since inception, the programme has funded 17 students, 14 have graduated and 3 are in their 2nd year of studies.