Our education footprint

Monitoring impact for sustainable results

We select the schools we work with as your Corporate Social Investment should not be a cost to company but an investment in our human capital and leave a legacy.

We interview the School Governing Body with the School Management Team to ensure that educators and School Management Team Members will commit towards the School Enrichment Programmes while educators will provide support to our beneficiaries. Learners will also be selected by Valued Citizens Initiative according to their will-power to commit to our programmes and character identified through an assessment.

These pre-selection criteria allow our partners to invest on fertile soil to provide opportunities and sustainable solutions to the youth from our urban, rural and townships areas. Our programmes answer to the needs of our country, the National Development Plan 2030, the Social Compact, the National Action Plan, and the new BBBEE codes.

Our tools to measure success throughout the years assess the quantitative and qualitative of our programmes, and are composed of the following methods:

  • Personal, Peer and Learner’s assessment
  • Quality management forms completed by the beneficiaries after each module
  • Quarterly one-on-one interviews with learners
  • Behaviour analysis
  • Statistics – Pool for HR created
  • Quarterly operational reports and financial reports every semester provided to partners and stakeholders, reporting according to our theory of change and results chain.
  • Audit

The Legacy at school: Achieving Results

In Schools, out of 7622 educators trained, 6598 have been awarded their Valued Citizens Certificates from 2182 public primary and high schools . The direct reach: 1 615 500 learners through our teachers implementing the programme in class and communities. In Communities… out of 1912 Social Workers, Auxiliary Social Workers and VEC in Gauteng trained and 1566 received their certificate.

The Legacy: Increasing Youth Employability

71.5% of our youth involved in Sondela Dialogues believe that it is their duty to free themselves from poverty by focusing on their education And quality education matters as it will not produce only 23 6 Bachelor like it did in 2019

65% Alumni have completed their studies and are already contributing towards our economy in the fields of teaching like R Ballele accounting like S Rakhudu
pharmacology like H Nkhonto Dental Nurse like G Mapule and microbiology and biotechnology like K Ranakabae while at National level, the figures announced are 42 of Matriculants reach tertiary education and only 17 complete their studies

The Legacy : Responsible Active Citizenry

Sondela has enabled 1214 learners from Grade 8 to 11 from 42 high schools in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng and Western Cape supported by 72 educators to find their voice, become aware of their power of influence through Active Citizenry within their communities.

Our Alumni, as active Valued Citizens, contribute towards inspiring younger generations in communities , at Valued Citizens Initiative and in the institutions where they study. They at times lead students structures, and challenge the status quo regarding gender equality and social justice.

Our footprint