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South Africa’s rank among 143 countries for the quality of Mathematics & Science education


Percentage of 14 year olds who do not achieve basic requirements in their home language


Percentage of adults (over 15) who are considered illiterate – amounting to 2.5 million people


Percentage of the population living below the poverty line


Unemployment rate among the 15-24 age group – the sixth worst ranking in the world


Ratio of children in farming areas who drop out of school – commonly cited reasons being a lack of money for fees and a need to care for other family members


Percentage of babies born in the Western Cape suffering from FAS, leading to learning difficulties among other issues

The FACET Foundation is focused on helping farming communities, which suffer from the combined issues of poverty and alcohol misuse, around Stellenbosch in the Winelands. Currently operating two vans to reach those communities, it offers the following services:

Computer programme – teaching both basic skills and higher-level thinking to young children, teenagers and their parents. One van houses laptops to provide a teaching environment, while each community has a permanent PC available while the van is away

Mobile library programme – serving 10 communities, children are invited to loan out both books and DVDs to assist their learning during after-school activities, while parents are also invited to borrow from the library during their lunch hour to help keep the children enthusiastic

Maths programme – at the various farmsteads visited by the vans, facilitators have been able to train young learners in basic maths, problem solving, critical thinking and general application

Literacy programme – alongside the library programme, the literacy programme provides support in teaching young children how to read and comprehend

Educational outings & weekend activities – children are rewarded for their efforts with educational trips to cultural attractions such as museums and other learning centres. On weekends, various activities such as board games and drama classes are held to assist with physical, mental and spiritual development

9,000 books circulated each year

Within six months of joining, many learners gained a full year in their reading level

602 learners attend the After-School club facilities and benefit from the Graff mobile learning centres and other support programmes

17 After-School Clubs are visited once a week by all programmes

850 children are actively supported

Help us help more people in South Africa

FACET’s partner charity

The Pebbles Project

The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education, working with children and families in the Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape. The charity focuses on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference.

Since the inception of the organisation in 2004, Pebbles has impacted the lives of more than 1,700 children and their families in areas of education, nutrition, health, community and protection.

Find out more about Pebbles Project

Real People. Real Changes.


Reading Programme


After School Club


Mobile Computer Programme


After School Club





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£10 • €13 • $15 

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