Educating
orphans.
Changing
outcomes.

We open doors of opportunity
where others fail to knock.

Rural education remains under-resourced despite efforts made since South Africa's transition to democracy.  Without quality education, young people from humble homes in rural areas cannot access knowledge and social capital required to create value in their communities.

Raise the Children International (RTC) empowers rural South African orphans through quality education to become thriving servant-leaders poised to transform their communities and country. We venture far to find young people with promise. We knock, and open a door of opportunity for them. 

We are transforming outcomes
for rural orphans

88%

High School Retention Rate

Compared to national average of 48% of students who progress from Grade 8–12.

16x

More Likely to Attend University

Compared to the national average of 3,7% of all high school graduates.

190x

More Likely to Finish Degree

Compared to the national average of
<1% for low-income students.

Our Scholars 

Since 2012, Raise the Children has assisted 176 rural orphans to access quality education. We are rapidly growing and hope to support 100 Scholars a year by 2025.


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Some of the schools, companies and nonprofit organisations that help
make our work possible.