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

4 days ago

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Ladies and Gentleman, we have reached our target!!!! We have managed to distribute 15 000 printed workbooks to students around Cape Town.
A BIG thank you goes out to all those involved in helping us get this far!
Abongile Bhukula Salli
Rondebosch CAN
Gardens Community Action Network
Seapoint CAN
Community Reach Out
Ikamva Labantwana
Langa Children's Den NPC
Beautiful Gate South Africa
Siyakhula-Langa
Project Playground - South Africa
Kasi Hub
Langa Hockey Club
Vusa Rugby and Learning Academy
Eluvukweni Anglican Church
Claremont CAN
Constantia CAN
Rondebosch United Church
Simonstown High School
Nal'ibali
Central United Methodist Church
Laeticia Josias
Bishops Diocesan College
Wynberg Girls' High School
Dunoon CAN
Pinelands Community Action Network - CAN
Langa CAN Community Action Network
Christ Church Kenilworth -CCK
Square Hill Primary School
Thokozani Together
Ikhayalethemba Community Care Centre
Newlands CAN
Masakhe foundation
Rotary Club of Claremont
Project Hope
Milnerton Community Action Network - CAN
The Milnerton Playhouse
Milnerton High School
Tableview / Blouberg CAN
Masazane Soup Kitchen
Red Cross Primary School
I Am You Are
Siyabulela Primary School
KeepThemSafe
Faceupmanenberg
IseeU
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Stay tuned for Season II of our Emergency Covid-19 Response
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1 week ago

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Always nice to add a little extra something in our edupacks to make it more appealing to learners. Xolisa Guzula πŸ™‚ and thanks Link2Grow ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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In just a few days we will reach our goal! Thank you to each and every one who has helped us this far.
Kenilworth CAN IseeU
@manenbergcan
Project Hope
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3 weeks ago

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Let's celebrate!!!! (Insert dance moves here)

Thank you to Sakhubuntu Community Project Project Playground Rotary Club of Claremont Project Hope Milnerton Community Action Network (CAN) Tableview / Blouberg CAN Children's Hospital Trust for helping get closer to our 15 000 mark!
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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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At 11.35 Heidi Segal will be on Kfm 94.5. Listen in!Tracey Lange's got the MOST MUSIC to make you FEEL GREAT from 9am-12pm!

Dedicate songs to your work colleagues... Head to Office Anthems on kfm.co.za to choose your music! πŸ“» πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

At 10.35, Tracey chats to Jennie Reznek, Artistic Director of Magnet Theatre. 🎭

Listen LIVE on Kfm 94.5 | DSTv channel 880 | Download the Kfm App | Stream on www.kfm.co.za πŸ“»
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4 weeks ago

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A big thank you to those who have helped us get our Edupacks out last week!! We are getting closer and closer to our 15 000 mark.
Every bit really does help!
St Andrew's Church, Newlands
Bishops Diocesan College
Wynberg Girls' High School
Simonstown High School
Square Hill Primary School
Thokozani Together
Masakhe Foundation

Also grateful thanks to local and international donors on BackaBuddy.
www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/outliers
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4 weeks ago

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