Leading | Connecting | Learning

Our Strategy


Strategy 2025 was adopted in 2019 to guide the work of the Zenex Foundation until 2025


  • We lead through excellence, creating impact through grant-making, programme design and M&E.
  • We connect through collaboration, facilitating connections, partnerships and enabling access to a wide network within the education sector.
  • We learn to empower ourselves and others, sharing evidence-based learnings and providing thought leadership that helps strengthen the sector.

Zenex Foundation 2023 stakeholder review

The Zenex Foundation commissioned a stakeholder review in 2023 which included an online survey (167 respondents) and telephonic interviews (17 participants). Focus group discussions with 19 respondents representing NGOs, government, donors and researchers helped deepen the review findings and strengthen the recommendations.

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Our strategy advances education through two core focus areas:


Early Grade Language & Mathematics

Target : Pre- & In-service teachers

Aim : Build reading and numeracy teaching experts, particularly in mother tongue, at a critical entry point in the schooling system – the Foundation Phase

Senior Phase English & Mathematics

Target : Learners and in-service teachers

Aim : Remediate mathematic and language backlogs at the entry point into high school, to assist learners who have not had the benefit of sound early grade foundations.