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

1 week ago

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To all the after-school programs in the network, working tirelessly against the pending doom, we see you and we thank you![SPOTLIGHT ON DROPOUT] We want to change the perception that school dropout is a normal occurrence by demonstrating what it takes to help learners complete Grade 12.

Despite South Africa’s large investment in basic education, around 40% of Grade 1 learners will exit the schooling system before finishing matric.

Learn more on our website 🔗👉🏽https://zerodropout.co.za/
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2 weeks ago

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You have helped us reach our goal in Season 1, now join us for Season 2 as we continue to distribute these Edupacks to 1000s of learners.

Thank you to these schools who have helped us print and distribute edupacks
Square Hill Primary School Children's Hospital Trust @chapelstreetprimary Bishops Diocesan College Simonstown High School Micklefield Girls Primary School Rustenberg Girls High @rustenberggirlsjuniorschool Herzlia High Wynberg Girls' High School Auburn House School Tygerhof Primary School - Official Somerset College @earlybirdshomeschool Sinai Academy Milnerton High School Mbekweni Primary School Marvin Park Primary,Macassar Macassar Primary School False Bay Primêr Molo Mhlaba Siyabulela Primary Langa Herschel Girls School (official school page)Thandokhulu High Schhol Cathkin High School athlone_high MountView High school @neweislebenhighschool Khulani Secondary School Bulumko Senior Secondary School J.G.Meiring High School Mseki Primary
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2 weeks ago

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Hi there Nal'ibalians our websites are now ZERO rated by all the major networks. You can now access our content on www.nalibali.org and our Funda Sonke Loyalty Programme at www.nalibali.mobi at no data cost. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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There are many learners who still need these printed resources. Get involved
info@outliers.org.zaStill asking the Q: who will educate our learners during lockdown?
You can! See below.
www.backabuddy.co.za/charity/profile/outliers
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3 weeks ago

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Still asking the Q: who will educate our learners during lockdown?
You can! See below.
www.backabuddy.co.za/charity/profile/outliers
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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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Many of our learners do not have access to online learning, help us get these printed resources out! Get involved. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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We are still needing to send out edupacks to help students who do not enjoy access to online learning. FOUR MONTHS of no schooling. PLEASE help by sending stationery, offering to print workbooks, or send money. Every little bit helps us reach more students.
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1 month ago

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We forgot to share this moment with you. Heidi was on Kfm 94.5 last month. Thank you, Tracey Lange, for being such a champion.

youtu.be/ehmZW2GW_iM
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1 month ago

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Perhaps a Maths teacher explaining why we need to get printed resources to students RIGHT NOW is something you've been waiting to hear? So we asked the coolest Maths Teacher we know to explain - thanks Kurt Minnaar ... See MoreSee Less

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