Here’s our story

The Litoro Foundation was founded on the notion that every child deserves an equal opportunity to live out his or her dreams. Our name is at the heart of this philosophy with “Litoro” meaning “dreams” in the African language of Southern Sotho.

South Africa faces an unacceptably significant difference in the quality of education between its rural, public schools and leading private schools. High pupil to teacher ratios, high grade repetition rates and low Matric pass rates are prevalent among many of the poorest schools, with Grade 9 students from the poorest 60% of South African schools being 5 “years” of learning behind their wealthier peers. Such consequences are testament to the impact that an insufficient number of desks, limited learning materials, poor sanitation, and a lack of electricity and internet access inevitably has on the learning capabilities of aspiring pupils.

In order to combat these issues, the Litoro Foundation runs a number of multi-faceted projects with the help of its dedicated sponsors and team of volunteers.

Scholarship Programme

The Litoro Foundation identifies talented and driven children from underprivileged backgrounds whose potential can be fully realised by attending an excellent school that offers opportunities unavailable to them in their current schooling environment. With the assistance of our sponsors, we organise scholarships for these children to attend these schools, while also doing our best to provide transport, stationery, food and other necessities to help them to succeed in their new learning environments.

Mentoring & Tutoring Programme

Complementary to its goals for education, The Litoro Foundation also offers a one-on-one mentorship programme for each of its scholarship pupils to empower and develop them as confident individuals. Should they need any academic tutoring, the Litoro Foundation’s team of committed volunteer tutors will cater for their needs, alongside their usual outreach tutoring programme which is offered to underprivileged pupils outside of the scholarship programme.

Donation Drives

The Litoro Foundation also partners with local nonprofits and civic organizations to utilize the Litoro network and support contemporary issues affecting our local communities. Over the years this included blanket drives and our annual Litoro Easter Egg Drive, while recent initiatives have included donations to Fight Back SA, an anti-gender based violence nonprofit, as well as food parcels to support low-income families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Litoro Foundation in 2020

Full Funded Litoro Scholars

Litoro Mentors

Litoro Tutors

Young Women Taught Self Defense

 

What we’ve been up to

Chairman’s Corner Volume 3 – The Growth of EdTech in Africa

Chairman’s Corner is an educational blog series by Litoro founder and current board chairman Luke. In his free time,...

Chairman’s Corner Volume 2 – Educational Models Around the World

Chairman’s Corner is an educational blog series by Litoro founder and current board chairman Luke. In his free time,...

Chairman’s Corner Volume 1 – Education: Poverty’s Panacea?

Chairman’s Corner is an educational blog series by Litoro founder and current board chairman Luke. In his free time,...

Litoro’s Coronavirus Relief Drive

On behalf of everyone at the Litoro Foundation, there is simply no other way to put it but to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU. We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to all those involved in our successful Litoro Easter Donation Drive and because of...

Litoro’s Coronavirus Response

Dear Litoro Community, We are writing to update you on the impact of COVID-19 on the mentorship and tutoring programmes at Litoro Foundation and the steps being taken to address this. There is no denying that COVID-19 has seen the world at their knees as we suffer in...

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litorofoundation@gmail.com
+27 83 334 1729 (SA)

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