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Initiating & funding partners

The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA)

PRAESA, the co-founder and anchor partner of The Nal’ibali Trust, is an independent research and development unit affiliated with the University of Cape Town.

Times Media

Times Media is the publisher of the Sunday Times and other world-class publications such as The Times, The Herald, the Daily Dispatch, ELLE magazine, Home Owner magazine and many more. Its divisions include News, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Life & Style.

The DG Murray Trust

The DG Murray Trust is a funder of public benefit organisations. In partnership with its grantees, it aims to create an ethical and enabling environment where human needs and aspirations are met, and every person is given the proper opportunity to fulfil his or her potential, for both personal benefit and for that of the wider community. The Trust is the primary funding partner of the Nal’ibali initiative.

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USAID (United States Agency for International Development) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realise their potential. 

USAID/South Africa partners to strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises, create employment, improve learning and job skills, promote basic education, combat gender-based violence, and promote HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.