Mr Price Foundation is a registered non-profit and youth development organisation empowering young South Africans through education and skills development programmes. As youth journey from school into a career, the Foundation enables them to break free from the cycle of poverty and inequality and reach their full potential. Activities are implemented through structured programmes as detailed below:
The programme helps under-resourced schools sustainably deliver holistic education, helping create quality learning environments that unlock learner potential. The programme focuses on the whole school system through school management and educator development, involving parents and the community through academic and non-academic interventions.
The aim of the programme is to unlock career potential and fast-track the careers of unemployed youth in the retail value chain. The programme’s skills development component prepares youth for employment and then connects them to career opportunities. This is a vital part of securing a job. Through the programme, the Foundation also partners with local industry and employment partners to bridge the gap between school or tertiary education and the world of work.
EduRise cultivates educational environments where children can learn effectively, supported by confident teachers in schools that strive for excellence. Through the upskilling and mentoring of school management and educators, the programme helps schools deliver quality holistic education, enabling children to unlock their full potential.
JumpStart develops the skills of unemployed young people and links them to career opportunities in the retail sector and the supply chain. Young job seekers face many challenges to becoming employable including lack of on-the-job training and South Africa’s high youth unemployment rate. The skills development programmes aim to bridge the gap between school and the world of work by providing school-leavers between the ages of 18 - 33 with life skills and experiential training to help them enter the job market more prepared. JumpStart programmes have been considered best practice for skills development and youth employment on the African continent by NEPAD (New Partnerships for Africa’s Development- African Union).