The JumpStart Network: Volunteers, Partners and Sponsors
We’d like to draw especial attention to our sponsors and partners that have walked a long road with us in realising the work that we are doing. Truly, without your support and guidance this would not be possible.
SASOL SOCIAL COMMUNITY TRUST
The Sasol Social Community Trust extended their grant to the JumpStart program for a 4th year. This is in spite of experiencing severe budget cuts related to the poor petrol price performance. To date, Sasol has donated in excess of R4,9m rand to the program and has approved an additional grant into 2018. They have also increased the geographic scope to include 9 schools in Mpumalanga.
THE MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION (MSDF)
We have received a R5.8m grant for the two years, 2016 and 2017 from MSDF. This is focused to work in partnership with similar MSDF projects in Ekurhuleni South, Gauteng. The current schools are the ten schools in Ekurhuleni South and the target is to increase this to approximately 30 schools in 2018. Additionally, with the success of the digital pilots we are also looking to compliment the literacy and numeracy programmes with a “Future Skills” lab and formal youth empowerment component for the young interns employed as maths tutors within JumpStart .
As part of their NEXT Million Game Show for 2018 Jumpstart was listed as one of the Bank's beneficiaries with donations reaching the Southern Johannesburg and Free State JumpStart Projects.
BROMBACHER & ASSOCIATES (B&A) AND THEIR NUMBERSENSE WORKBOOKS
Each year B&A continue to donate their time, funds and skills into our schools for improved impact to the program.
ALEXANDER FORBES – VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The team at Alexander Forbes have renewed their commitment to the JumpStart Foundation this year having invited our team to present to a broader body of staff with subsequent increased participation from them. These funds and support are focussed for the JumpStart program in Gauteng in the Zandspruit informal settlement north of Johannesburg.
JumpCO is a professional services and software products company that provides the monitoring and digital education software solution, JumpTrak, used by the JumpStart Foundation. The software is discounted for Non Profit use and JumpCO’s staff continue to support the growing network of learners, interns and teachers using the JumpTrak platform. Stephen Mahony, the Chairman of the JumpStart Foundation Trust, is the founder of JumpCO and is an executive director on its board.
COMMON GOOD FOUNDATION
Common Good is a Cape Town based NPO with who JumpStart is partnering in a numeracy programme intervention pilot single school, the Oranjekloof Primary School servicing the Imizamo Yetho informal settlement next door to Hout Bay. They are passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge Cape Town and seeks to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early childhood development, education and employment. The Common Good partnership is a pilot over the 2017 and 2018.
THE CLICK FOUNDATION
The Click Foundation works with over 38000 learners across South Africa. They have established models of implementation, technology education implementations that work and and success in literacy programmes in Primary Schools. The JumpStart Numeracy progamme has been adopted by The Click Foundation to pilot a possible mathematics intervention in four targeted Stellenbosch schools in the Western Cape. The Click Foundation has an experienced team and help guide our involvement within the local context in Stellenbosch. Their credible presence in the Western Cape schools have enabled a quick adoption within the schools and is already bearing fruit in the classroom.