As a visionary development organisation, we passionately strive to empower the youth of South Africa through our high-impact education and skills development programmes. Our mission is to equip young people as they journey from school into a career, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in their own lives.

MRP Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation with PBO status that was established to carry out development programmes. The focus of the Foundation is to enable young people to reach their potential through education and skills development. The Foundation continues to break the cycle of poverty and inequality through the various initiatives and Programmes.

The Foundation’s strategic alignment is achieved through the focus areas of Education (MRP Foundation Schools) and Skills Development (Jump Start).

MRP Schools aims to create a holistic environment in schools where children can identify and unlock their talent and develop them through holistic education.

In skills development, Jump Start aims to equip youth for employment opportunities in retail and its value chain. There is a critical skills shortage in retail and its value chain in South Africa, the MRP Foundation, based on the success of current Programmes and in partnership with Mr Price Group Division, SPAR Group and its Suppliers has expanded the Jump Start Programmes to include other critical skills required on Retail, such as Supervisor programme.

To continue the successes achieved within the whole schools development model in primary schools, the MRP Foundation Schools Programme is being extended into 98 primary schools. Furthermore, Jump Start is being linked to schools to make the learners ready for the world of work. This includes learnings that exposes youth to the whole value chain mindset that will assist them to develop work ready skills and behaviors that increases their opportunities to be employable.

Contact Person

Cathy Kinnear
+27 31 310 8599

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