Streetlight Schools - South Africa

Jeppe Park is an innovative, low-cost primary school in one of the most difficult areas of inner-city Johannesburg.

Launched in January 2016, the school now has 120 learners Grades R-2. It will continue to grow by one grade each year until it reaches Grade 7 in 2022. Students arrive with almost no early childhood development, and within a year are on par with their international peers in academic, social-emotional and 21st century skills.

This school is the flagship school of Streetlight Schools, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to showcase a vision for quality education in South Africa.

More about this project

  • Streetlight Schools: Strengthened by the pandemic in South Africa

    June 01, 2022

    “Streetlight Schools have shown responsibility and innovation, and come out of the pandemic stronger than before,” says Heidi Augestad. In February, she visited the school she helped start in Johannesburg, for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Streetlight schools: Jeppe Park

    February 23, 2018

    Join the Kavli Trust on our visit to Streetlight Schools in Jeppe Park, Johannesburg!

  • Quality education for all!

    November 21, 2017

    Streetlight Jeppe Park is a primary school in South Africa that proves that quality, innovative education can be made accessible to all.