Our relationship with Epworth School (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
is as the social impact arm, a registered non-profit organization (NPO)** and public benefit organization (PBO)**, designed to support the financial well-being of Epworth. Our school is a pioneer in social transformation and consistent deliverer of world-class education in South Africa for over a century. The Epworth Foundation consistently and committedly seeks funding to provide bursaries for talented and deserving high school girls who could not otherwise afford an Epworth education.
** Registered NPO 031-368/ PBO 930004892 / Section 18A (1) (a) approved.
Epworth School: A Trail Blazer against Apartheid
Since its establishment in 1898 by two strong and courageous women Emma Mason and Emily Lowe, Epworth School has been characterised by an independent outlook and a commitment to educating the hearts and minds of the next generation based on the motto
FIDA (Faith) HUMANA (Compassion) and FORTIS (Courage)
In 1978, Epworth took a bold and public stand against the official apartheid policies of the time to enrol black pupils, a decision that led to Epworth having the highest number of black pupils in any private school in the country. Despite a government subsidy cut, the school's leadership stood by its convictions, championing the rights of all children to quality education, regardless of their background.
THE FOUNDATION'S CORE VALUES:
To build a better tomorrow for South Africa through quality education.
To serve others as a foundational principle in life.
To exemplify our Christian Faith, Compassion and Courage by ‘being the change’
To preserve our school Epworth, built on relationships that culminate in a sense of possibility.
To inspire Young Women of Worth.
will be one hundred percent invested into the life of a talented and deserving young woman of worth learner.
The Epworth Foundation supports bursary provision as our philosophy for sustainability, over and above any other financial needs the school may have.