Quality education is a key pillar necessary for sustainable development and unlocks lifelong opportunities for all. In South Africa, the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) main objective is to develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st century. ‘Schooling 2025’ is the overarching plan driving DBE’s vision for South Africa. The plan encapsulates the long-term vision of education priorities, targets and programmes articulated for the sector in the National Development Plan (NDP).

In a similar way to the Association’s role in water development, Lebalelo’s aim is to support National Government in achieving its ‘Schooling 2025’ vision. With high school dropout rates in the region alarmingly high and only a small proportion of students making it through to Matric, the Association understands the need to prioritise and support education initiatives in its area of operations.