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.Β 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

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Scrapbooking our way through 7 years of memories. We miss network gatherings and the chance to learn from each other. Thanks for sharing your love with us πŸ’™Wendy Burgers, Joanne Peers, Charmaine Singh, Laura Kathleen Singh, Laura Perry, Toni-Lee Africa Williams, Janine Minnaar, Heidi Segal, @ayandanxsusani, Mareli Fischer, Grant Stewart, Deon Newkirk Robyn Tyler, Westley Sorgente, Hannah Schultz (say hi to your mom!), FunDza Literacy Trust, help2read, Masked Heroes, African Tails, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Michelle Henry, Roger Saner, Richard Kinross, Sandisiwe Ncube, Gray Stanford, Gary Miller, Allen Carelse#birthday #seven #training #sharing #network outliers.org.za/gift-registry/Thanks to www.bensound.com for the music. ... See MoreSee Less
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This time 7 years ago... Oh our dear younger selves, how much we wish we could warn you about. For example, if you call yourselves "Outliers", everyone will ask about it all the time. Do YOU know why we're called Outliers?outliers.org.za/gift-registry/(4ScoreAnd)#7YearsAgo #birthdaywishes #boxandwhiskers #success #gladwell ... See MoreSee Less
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We appreciate all the birthday love. The celebration continues on our gift registry. There may be no dancing but there is cake.outliers.org.za/gift-registry/Starlings Cafe Backabuddy The Answer Series Claremont Park Avenue Stationers PEP SA Micklefield School Masked Heroes ... See MoreSee Less
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This past Saturday we celebrated our 7th birthday πŸŽ‚ and what is a birthday without presents?Show your love for us by buying something off our gift registry.outliers.org.za/gift-registryHeidi Segal Laura Kathleen Singh Janine Minnaar Toni-Lee Africa Williams Mimi de Meyer Vulisango Mtshikwana#birthdaymonth #celebration #afterschool #presents #Outliers ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s our BIRTHDAY!!! Celebrate 7 years with us today πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» Heidi Segal Janine Minnaar Laura Kathleen Singh Toni-Lee Africa Williams Vulisango Mtshikwana Mimi de Meyer Mimi de Meyer#birthdaymonth #outliers #7years ... See MoreSee Less
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Something's happening in May, can you guess what?Toni-Lee Africa Williams Heidi Segal Janine Minnaar Laura Kathleen Singh Mimi de Meyer Vulisango Mtshikwana#staytuned #1may #Outliers #TeamOutliers ... See MoreSee Less
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