The Emagqabini Education Academy is an after-school programme, based in Khayelitsha, founded in April 2014 by husband & wife team, that helps high school pupils improve their school performance.
After seeing her younger sister battle with her school results, Cindy Mkaza-Siboto (Co-founder) established the academy to provide support for children struggling with homework. To hear more about this story, watch the TEDx Talk below.
Emagqabini Education Academy moved from working in people’s lounges in Khayelitsha to the Site B Library and received support from Paarl Media / Novus Holdings.
In 2015 we formalised the academic support program and partnered with Ikamva Youth – receiving training on implementation of a quality tutoring program. In this venture we were also supported by The Learning Trust.
Emagqabini Education Academy NPC is now a registered Non-Profit Organization and has section 18A status. We currently have 26 volunteer tutors, 2 full-time staff members and 1 part-time staff member. The organization is overseen by a board of directors.