• An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

  • NASCEE 2019

    NASCEE 2019

    Zenex foundation CEO, Gail Campbell in a panel discussion at the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE) inaugural conference that took place on 28-29 May 2019. The theme for this event was “NPOs Working in Education: from Promise to Practice.
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  • An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

  • Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

    Meet the Zenex team, staff of Zenex Foundation 2019

  • NASCEE 2019

    NASCEE 2019

    Zenex foundation CEO, Gail Campbell in a panel discussion at the National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE) inaugural conference that took place on 28-29 May 2019. The theme for this event was “NPOs Working in Education: from Promise to Practice.
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News

  • Building blocks for future mathematics success

    The teaching and learning of Mathematics in South African schools is not yielding the intended outcomes as outlined in the country`s education policies, strategies and curricula. There is a large body of literature that attests to this. This includes assessment reports by the Department of Basic Education (DBE), research by universities, other research agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)  working in mathematics education in South Africa. The low learner achievement levels revealed by national assessments such as Annual National Assessments (ANA), regional assessments such as Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) and international assessments such as Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)  are indicative, at least in part, of current ‘ineffective’ teaching and learning practices. Read More
  • An appreciation of language and literacy through the arts

    Language is central to all learning, from the early grades of school through to the senior years. The Zenex Foundation has always believed that language development is a critical component of learner performance and a crucial enabler for understanding concepts in Mathematics and Science – subjects needed to grow the South African economy.As part of its strategy, Zenex promotes learning in Language and Mathematics through encouraging learner participation in Olympiads and Art Festivals. As far back as 2009, Zenex has prepared and supported learners from its various projects to participate in the English Olympiad, linked to the National Schools Festival. Participation in these events provides a range of learning opportunities, from exposure to literacy to stretching the participants’ creative thinking and writing abilities. The certificates of participation and achievement received benefit learners as they venture into the post-schooling realm and build their resumes following the completion of Grade 12. Read More
  • Lessons from the Zenex Foundation about the coaching of teachers

    COACHING AS THE KEY TO ENSURING THAT ALL CHILDREN LEARN TO READ, WRITE AND DO MATHEMATICS IN THE EARLY GRADES. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said in her budget vote speech on Tuesday (16 July 2019) that her department has prioritised improving the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy. Echoing President Ramaphosa, who set the goal in his state of the nation address that “every child should learn to read with meaning by the age of ten”, she said that the number one priority of the department is to improve the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy, especially “reading with meaning”. Read More
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About us

Our primary goal is the achievement of improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Programmes

The Foundation’s work is located in four programmes that aim to impact directly on improved learner performance in Mathematics, Science and Language.

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Research & Evaluation Reports

Our research and evaluation studies inform programme development, policy and practice.

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Materials & Resources

We have a range of teaching materials to improve performance in Mathematics, Science and Language among historically disadvantaged learners.

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