Our vision is to see every child access a safe, well-resourced after-school learning space.
Our mission is to build capacity in after-school programs through training, resourcing, and connecting to opportunities.
To help 20000 students access free quality education in after-school programs by February 2020
we 1) create safe spaces for learning and 2) equip spaces to provide academic support.
Outliers supports people working together to provide access to free quality education
through after-school programs in disadvantaged communities.
Find out more about the 148 after-school programs, currently providing free quality education for 8000 students.
Typically these sites run from 3pm to 6pm during weekdays or Saturday mornings
Need: Answer Series
Need: Stationery, clothing
Need: Volunteers, Books
Need: Library Books
Need: Library books
Need: Food, books
Imizamo Yethu: Mon-Fri
Need: Stationery, library books
Outliers is about free education because commodified education in South Africa continues to perpetuate injustice in disadvantaged communities. Though every young person can influence positive change, the absence of access to a good education in many communities limits their capacity to develop agency and make informed decisions.
Both Heidi Segal and Laura Singh had a desire to respond to this injustice by disrupting the system and providing free quality education in disadvantaged communities. In 2009, they started their first after-school program, drawing on their social connections to facilitate the space. In 2014, they founded Outliers to support the growing number of after-school programs in their network.
"At Outliers, we are committed to helping our partners fulfil their visions by supporting them as best we can. We firmly believe that each of our partners knows what works best in their context and our support of them is guided by their expressed needs. Outliers relies heavily on civil society to meet the needs of our partners. We look forward to hearing from you as you join the movement to equal access to education for all."