What we have going for us

The commitment of 11 diverse and collaborating primary and high schools with reputations of excellence.

(In alphabetical order)

  1. Balmoral Girl’s Primary School
  2. Get Ahead College
  3. Get Ahead Queenstown
  4. Get Ahead Whittlesea
  5. Laerskool Hangklip Primary School
  6. Queen’s College Boy’s High school
  7. Queen’s College Boy’s Junior School
  8. Queenstown Girl’s High School
  9. Southbourne Primary School
  10. Stanford Lake College
  11. Stepping Stone Primary School

A motivated Community

All the Governing Bodies of these schools have bought into the concept and are actively supporting it.

A high level of collaborative commitment

All the schools are represented on the Board of the Foundation and all of them have members on the various working groups.

Excellent facilities

Collectively these schools have about 100 ha of sporting facilities; the array of cultural activities are as good as can be seen at any school almost anywhere in the world.

A thoroughly debated strategy

The strategy of the Foundation was two years in the making and has evolved – and will continue to evolve – through many slow deep conversations with all stakeholders.

A properly formulated structure

The structure is designed to facilitate, direct and encourage, not to impose.

A proper of Board of motivated and seasoned Directors with a diversity of skills

The Board of Directors represents the interests of the stakeholders as well as the credentials and skills needed to provide appropriate governance on all financials. 

The employment of a dedicated Stakeholder Relations Manager, Program Director and Fundraiser

QEF employs strategic communications consultant Jacqueline Wijtenburg to direct and facilitate all QEF’s programmes, as well as manage its day to day affairs. This include fundraising. Both her own, as well as her husband’s family, have long histories with Komani and its surrounding Eastern Cape territory. They are immersed in the town’s educational community, with their daughter, who attends one of QEF’s schools.

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