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Inspire Academy

About the Academy
Inspire Academy is the Mathematics, Science, ICT and Accounting tutoring entity of Inspire Foundation Group Africa. The Academy was established in 2013 to assist in improving pass rates for higher learning institution gateway subjects in the Eastern Cape Province. Our flagship programme started with one centre, increasing to three centres by the end of 2016 academic year due to high demand for assistance in Mathematics and Science subjects.In June 2017 Inspire Academy launched a new centre in Soweto.

In order to reach our goal of improving Mathematics and Science results in the Eastern Cape province, the foundation aims to established 15 centres in the EC Province by the end of the 2020 academic year. Currently, the academy registers more than 880 learners annually from the Buffalo City Municipality schools and Soweto (Dobsonville) campus.

Inspire Academy mainly focuses on Grade 6 to 12 learners, offering an after school programme that is aligned to the South African schools CAPS curriculum. The Academy offers a conducive environment for studying after school, where learners have access to internet for academic research and university application purposes.

Inspire Academies are equipped with CAPS aligned study guides for Mathematics and Science in Grades 6 to 12. The Academy is operated by a combination of teachers and tutors with strong backgrounds in Mathematics, Science, ICT and Accounting. Inspire Academy is also assisted by University students (Inspire Alumni) who volunteer during Summer & Winter vacations. The Academy currently operates in 4 centres in Bisho (2), King Williams Town (1) and Soweto (1). The Academy also offers learners an opportunity to practically conduct Science experiments through our mobile Science Kits. This is done is order for learners to experience practically all the curriculum aligned experiments as Science equipment is not available in local schools. In line with the Academy objective of increasing the pass rates of gateway subjects for higher learning institution, the Academy also exposes learners to careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields through annual Career Exhibitions and inter-schools competitions. These careers exhibitions are held annually, open to the Buffalo City and Amatole Municipalities.

Inspire Academy operates from 3 main centers:

  • Rudolf Ginsberg, Kaffrarein Heights, King Williams Town
  • 25 Rharhabe Road, Bisho Central, Bisho
  • 27 Rharhabe Road, Bisho Central, Bisho
  • 2533 Thulani, Dobsonville, Soweto

Primary objectives
Inspire Academy primary objectives are to:

  • assist in improving gateway subjects (Mathematics and Science) results in rural and township areas.
  • increase the number of rural and township learners who are pursuing scarce skills careers as defined by the DHET.
  • increase learner specific school performance in critical subject by a 15% - 35% margin.
  • provide employment opportunities for unemployed graduates with Mathematics and Science backgrounds.

Schools represented
Inspire Academy supports over 880 learners from the following schools annually:

Bisho High School, Phillip Mtywaku Secondary School, Dale College Boys High School, Funiwe Secondary School, Hector Petersen High School, St. Thomas Private, St. Christopher's Private, Kingsridge Highs School for Girls, Z.K Mathews Secondary School, Hoerskool De Vos Malan, Thembalabantu High School, Nosizwe High School, Thulani Secondary School, Sebetsa High School, Forte High School, Aurora Girls High School, George Khoza High School, Bisho Primary School, Sinako Primary School, Tyutyu Primary School, Jongile Nompondo Secondary, Zameka Secondary School etc.

Sponsorship & Prize Giving
Annually, the foundation sponsors Inspire Academy learners to attend the SAICA Thuthuka Winter Camp to explore more career options and to further enhance their Mathematics and Accounting skills.
To keep learners highly motivated, we host bi-annual prize giving ceremonies. One in the first quarter of the year during our Annual Exhibit of Excellence, and one during the third term. We donate prestigious medals and trophies. In addition, vouchers stationery vouchers to assist learners in their education area of need.

Inspire Academy Team
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