EDSA Mission Statement

The mission of EDSA is based on the following founding principles:

  • We believe that the key to democracy in South Africa is an equal, well-resourced and accessible education for everyone.
  • We believe that only a commitment to good education for all young people can break the cycle of poverty and crime in South Africa.
  • We raise funds to support secondary and higher education initiatives in the Western Cape, where many learners, mainly from the rural Eastern Cape, still live in poor stricken informal settlements and black townships around the wealthy suburbs of Cape Town.
  • We also support early years and youth work in the isolated rural areas of the Western Cape.
  • We support projects initiated by young people in their own community which are for children and young people.

Khayelitsha Township close to Cape Town, one of the areas that EDSA works inKhayelitsha Township close to Cape Town, one of the areas that EDSA works in