Educating future leaders


Constructing a future

LEAP past student, Naledi Mphomane, graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies and is all set for a career in quantity surveying.


‘Third tier’ of education shows encouraging results

When the Mail & Guardian arrived at LEAP 4 in Diepsloot, we were led past brightly painted walls to meet our guides in the busy staff room, grade 10 pupils Ilana Ngwenya and Vusi Mkhandawirne. “Are you the head girl?” we asked Ilana. “No. We are all leaders here,” she said. “Shall we begin our tour?”


LEAP shows how to save education – David Gleason

“LEAP shows how to save education” is the headline of the article by David Gleason in his Business Day column. The article highlights that where the state education system has failed, education models such as LEAP’s, can unlock the talent and potential of young people in South Africa.


Guiding Young Minds

We were recently visited by four Grade 11 students from the LEAP Science and Maths School, who were required to spend time job shadowing at a company in the field of business which they are interested in.


LEAP Voice: Youth Matters

The second edition of the LEAP Voice came out today, 11 June 2012. In this issue we look at how the young people of LEAP are transforming themselves and their communities.


Athletes raise R1.3m for LEAP

The catchphrase “Give until it hurts” has never been more apt than for the participants in two gruelling Old Mutual sponsored races, but the rewards could hardly be sweeter: a […]


LEAP Tweets

The best tweets on young people and education from @johndgilmour Transformation We do not transform others – we can only transform ourselves. Through our openness to change, others may choose […]


Values - Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing