The FEM Education Foundation, FEMEF, is a non-profit organisation that was established on 19 October 2016 as a landmark corporate and social investment initiative during a General Meeting of FEM Shareholders. To this end, R750 Million payment has been made into the foundation. The objective of FEMEF is to make a real and significant impact in improving education in South Africa. This end will be achieved through partnering with a few carefully selected NGO’s that operate in the education space.
To date, four partners have been selected, namely;
MAD (Make a Difference Leadership Foundation) which is scholarship program for talented disadvantaged young people.
Columba which provides a values-based leadership development program for youth.
PfP (Partners for Possibilities) which is a leadership development program for school principals.
Funda Wande and Bala Wande are programs that aim improve teaching of reading and mathematics at the foundation phase of education.
Each partner plays in a specific area of specialisation to ensure that FEMEF has a meaningful impact and that initiatives are not duplicated. FEMEF intends to do its best to make a meaningful contribution towards the upliftment of education for all South Africans.