About us

Outliers is our response to the injustice of unequal education in South Africa. We believe that every child deserves access to a safe space where they can develop their love for learning. These boundary-crossers and poets, musicians and artists, doers and thinkers, will renew our imagination for what could be rather than what is.


HEIDI SEGAL
DIRECTOR

In 2010, Laura and I ran an after-school program and used our social capital to support others doing the same. Seeing the impact of collaborating on training, sharing resources and opportunities, we founded Outliers with 12 after-school programs. We are now a network of more than 200 programs reaching 15,000 students. And until every child has equal access to education, I will continue to advocate for access to after-school programs.


I trust in the power of small actions. I believe in the power of hard working people. In a world where everyone has an opinion about what is wrong, the joy of Outliers is watching a solution in action. A solution that comes through small actions, dedicated people and a lot of hard work. I look forward to seeing every child being able to access a safe space of their own, to love learning, and be shepherded by the wonderful people of this network.

LAURA SINGH
PROGRAM MANAGER


JANINE MINNAAR
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Before working with Outliers I had the opportunity to work with an educational program which allowed me to see every type of learner and school in the Western Cape and was always saddened at the lack of resources and exposure majority of our kids have. Now I get to work with another side of this space, with after-school programs, and while majority of them still don’t have much, they have taught me that sitting back is not an option. These partners inspire me daily to keep going.


I believe that education not only equips us with knowledge to know better, but it empowers us with the skills to do better. Equal access to education gives all young people the power to make choices that shape their lives and not let circumstances dictate it for them. I joined Outliers because they help create spaces so that all young people have access to resources that will give them the knowledge and skill to choose a better life for themselves and their community.

TONI-LEE WILLIAMS
COMMUNICATIONS

24 hours ago

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This campaign, highlighting the impact of the after-school program sector on learner outcomes, coincides nicely with our annual network celebration of the amazing men and women who create these spaces and see these learners. Look out for us around the Common on the 21st and feel free to acknowledge and thank our friends with a beep as you drive by 🙂
#LightsOnAfterschool
#afterschoolsa
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5 days ago

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Door-to-door, this is how so many of our partners check in on their learners to make sure they have food and resources. In fact, during early lockdown, it was a way that our edupacks got out. Door-to-door, every child they could get to.
There is so much love in these doorways. You're all amazing.Huisbesoek/ Home visits

If someone should ask me what the job description is, if you work for It's Amazing, I won't actually know what to say. These wonderful people do so much AND then some more. They are valuable gems of their communities.

As iemand my moet vra, wat presies doen die mense wat by It's Amazing werk dan sal ek nie weet wat om uit te los nie. Hierdie waardevolle skatte van hul onderskeie gemeenskappe doen soveel meer as wat mens op papier kan neerskryf.

Thank you to every single person who is part of the It's Amazing team. Mag die Here julle oor en oor seen.
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7 days ago

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We are collecting stationery for our learners so that we're ready for the excitement of back-to-school next year. Please contact info@outliers.org.za to donate your gently-used and ready-to-go items.

Collection is also possible but may cost you some cake, not sure why.
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1 week ago

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Hey Nal’ibalians one of the three training course modules on our loyalty programme focuses on how you can run your reading club. Completing Nal'ibali’s online training modules will help you to:

- Set up and run a regular reading club or story hour
- Engage with reluctant readers
- Select fun and appropriate books for children
- Read and share books with children in a group setting
- Make reading a fun and pleasurable experience

Go to www.nalibali.mobi and register to get started. If you have not registered your reading club visit our website on bit.ly/33NbwqB and register, you could be a winner of a bicycle. Don’t forget to register your Nal'ibali reading club by 30 November 2020 for your chance to win a bicycle
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Making learning happen during lockdown, the reason why we're late to the #jerusalemachallenge. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Meet today's favourite people, from MapStudio - Gina and John. We've been looking for a large map of the Western Cape so we can see all our lovely partners in one place. Thanks to Cedric Segal for connecting us with MapStudio who donated a map.
So today, be like Gina and John, and do what you can, where you can, with what you have. Also, have you seen a 3.4 meter map of the province? It's beautiful!
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4 weeks ago

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