Educational exclusion is one of the biggest barriers to economic mobility globally – and this particularly true for disadvantaged communities in South Africa. One of the primary drivers for this exclusion is the cost of education – especially private education. The Ignite Education Fund was established in 2019 with the aim of reducing this educational exclusion through its funding activities that ensure that more South African scholars can attend private school. The Ignite Education Fund gives families whose socio-economic circumstances deny them the opportunity to benefit from private education access to a private school that they would not have otherwise.
Let’s ignite a spark of hope
By giving children the confidence and opportunity of a better tomorrow
About the Ignite Education Fund
The COVID-19 Relief Project
The Ignite Education Fund and SPARK Schools have partnered together to ensure that SPARK Schools families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to continue receiving the benefits of quality private education for their children. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to high-quality education will become an even bigger challenge for these families as breadwinners face retrenchments, salary cuts and lost income in their own businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
“The Breathing tool is a tool that helps you control your feelings and anger. The breathing tool is used when you are angry or sad. So whenever you have a feeling that pops and you can’t control it, control it with the breathing tool.”Tiro (Grade 1)SPARK Randpark Ridge
“The "Please and Thank You" tool is like a little key. If I wanted something from my mum, I would say, “please may I have ice cream”. When my mum does give me an ice cream, I would then say "Thank you", to show appreciation”Vian (Grade 2)SPARK Randpark Ridge
“I am now able to do things that I would never be able to do. SPARK Schools allows us to be individuals and gives us individual attention. The teachers help us to be independent”Tshegafatso (Grade 8)SPARK Randburg High School