Justice in education in our lifetime

President Nelson Mandela founded the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development (NMI) to take forward his legacy work in education and rural development.

As the legacy organisation based in Mandela’s home province of the Eastern Cape, the NMI focuses on improving the quality of primary schooling for rural children.

Working in long-term partnership with rural schools and communities, the NMI is taking forward the Madiba promise that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.

FLAGSHIP WORK

Foundation
Phase Literacy and
Mathematics

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Bilingual Initial
Teacher
Education

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Intermediate
Phase
Literacy

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Youth, Community
and Family
Literacy

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Too many children in [my home village of] Mvezo and many far off rural areas in our country do not become confident readers and writers; indeed they are denied the creativity that in turn denies the world the boldness of their ideas. It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.”

NELSON MANDELA,
FOUNDING STATEMENT OF THE NELSON MANDELA INSTITUTE, 2006

THE NELSON MANDELA INSTITUTE
FOR EDUCATION AND RURAL
DEVELOPMENT

CONTACT DETAILS:

Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7235
info@mandelainstitute.org.za

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

at the University of Fort Hare,
Office 414, 4th Floor,
Gasson Centre, 50 Church Street
East London, 5200, South Africa