Community Development:
Motsepe Foundation National Roadshows

Since 2016, the Motsepe Foundation sponsored 462 beneficiaries, comprising of 150 Secondary Schools, 106 Primary Schools and 206 Churches. The programmes did not only benefit those schools and churches but the surrounding communities as well.

The Motsepe Foundation visited all 9 provinces in South Africa and has initiated long-term sustainable development and upliftment projects working with local communities. 

The Foundation works with communities through churches and schools in the 26 Development Forum focus areas in all nine provinces. 

Schools and Churches are in touch with communities on the ground and are therefore better positioned to understand unique challenges that confront them, and identify projects that meet specific needs. Communities themselves take the lead and enables us to set priorities in collaboration with them. This creates community ownership of the development projects, thereby ensuring their sustainability and strengthening community-driven development. 

Since 2016, the Motsepe Foundation sponsored 462 beneficiaries, comprising of 150 Secondary Schools, 106 Primary Schools and 206 Churches. The programmes did not only benefit those schools and churches but the surrounding communities as well.

462
Beneficiaries

150 Secondary Schools benefitting 172 264 pupils
106 Primary Schools benefitting 126 819 learners
206 Churches 409 395 benefitting congregations

The goal of the Roadshow is to make a humble contribution to all our people across the board. We want to reciprocate the goodness, the love we received from others who have helped us along the way. – Dr Patrice Motsepe, Motsepe Foundation Founder and Chairman

The funds donated go towards the development and upgrading of infrastructure and facilities at these schools and churches.  These include upgrading sports grounds, refurbishing science and computer laboratories, multipurpose shade ports, ablution facilities, repair and refurbish church buildings and classrooms, air conditioners, music instruments, media and computer centres, etc.  

After the completion of the community project, the Dr Patrice Motsepe and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe visit the institutions for official handover of the projects.

These Development Forum areas form the base and hub from which Motsepe Foundation selects students for the bursary programme, STEM for girls programme as well as the distribution of toys.

Priority is given to funding projects that are sustainable, create jobs within the communities and address poverty alleviation