Education without Borders’ mandate is to foster educational opportunities and provide educational facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world.
EwB provides educational opportunities for marginalized and at-risk children through initiatives in South Africa, including after-school support programs in math, English and isiXhosa literacy, science, school leadership and youth mentorship. It also supports programs for Indigenous youth in Canada.
Education without Borders has focused its work on South African township schools, which exist in an education system that, for years, excluded them. During the apartheid (and pre-apartheid) era, very few black children had the opportunity to graduate from high school. Some of the teachers in township schools are still suffering from the effects of this discrimination.
The current significant challenges impacting learners include: