Who We Are
MATHAFRICA is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that was started in January 2013 in Canada by Dr Mpfareleni Rejoyce Gavhi after relating to her childhood experiences. It is a volunteer group comprised of University of Alberta students, high school students and professionals in Canada & Africa.
Education in South Africa
International, regional and national assessment surveys reveal low levels of performance across all levels of the education system.
Few significant factors: under-resourced schools, learners who live in conditions of deepening poverty, critical shortage of qualified mathematics teachers in schools.
The country’s performance in maths and science lags way behind that of many countries, including a number of African and other developing countries despite high levels of government funding, the functioning of the education system is characterised by persistent structural inequalities that reflect the apartheid legacy.
Mathematics Education = National Development
Mathematics is essential for every citizen to cope with the everyday operations of number, money, measurement and space.
What We Do
Raise awareness about the need for quality Mathematics and Science Education in disadvantaged African communities
Promote Mathematics and Science Education in Africa
Raise funds for Mathematics and Science teachers from disadvantaged in South African communities to attend professional development programs
Provide disadvantaged schools, teachers and learners with valuable learning resources and or materials
Provide mentorship to Mathematics and Science learners in primary and secondary schools
How You Can Help
1. Volunteer With Us: We are looking for Math & Science Education Specialist, Tutors, Mentors, Fundraisers, Promoters. If you are interested, please Contact us at info(at)mathafrica(dot)org
2. Donate to MathAfrica: Any amount is welcome, please make donation below.
MathAfrica – Reg. no. 128-723-NPO