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Mission Statement

To create opportunities for impoverished South Africans, particularly youth, to get a quality education, to find and develop their talents, and to realize their potential in life. What would happen if you flooded South Africa's poorest communities with college graduates? We are going to find out.


Masinyusane, founded in 2008, is one of Port Elizabeth’s leading education and advocacy organisations. Masinyusane’s main mission is to create opportunities for impoverished South African youth to get a quality education, to discover and develop talents, to gain entrance to university, and to become the future leaders of their communities.

Over the past 9 years, we have assisted thousands of children and students whilst building an extensive network of partnerships that allow us to amplify the impact of our work and leverage the expertise of others.

Our flagship Top Learner Program consists of identifying and investing financial and human capital into 500 high school and university students, who will return to their communities empowered to uplift their own families, solve their own communities’ problems, and serve as role models to the youth that
follow them.

Assistance consists of two main initiatives:
  1. To provide access to universities and funding
  2. To provide four years of financial and emotional support to ensure success while studying at university.
Over the past three years, our learners have achieved an 88% aggregate pass-rate, far outpacing the national average of 76%. Today, we have an astounding 282 students enrolled in Nelson Mandela University from our local township high schools.


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