Who we are

Acorn Education is a not-for-profit company with a sole focus on providing support to no-fee public schools, in order to give every child an equal opportunity to high quality education.

The company  was mandated to support these schools as part of the Collaboration Schools Pilot Programme. As part of this mandate, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the WCED and the funder group to launch a collaboration schools pilot project from January 2016.

The aim of Collaboration Schools is to improve the quality of public education for learners from the poorest communities through:

  • Strengthening the quality of public schools
  • Demonstrating effective models of public school management
  • Strengthening public school governance
  • Developing educators
  • Implementing interventions

As a school operating partner, Acorn Education provides support to schools to help them achieve and sustain high quality education and is accountable to the WCED, learners, parents and funders for delivering promised outcomes.