Educating future leaders


Reflections: 10 years of LEAP

Reflecting on LEAP’s beginnings in 2004 and its growth – from a single school serving Langa to six no-fee, independent schools in three provinces – John Gilmour remembers the sheer joy of doing things differently.


Work toward systemic change

In Susan Dell’s letter as founder of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation she shares her and the foundations approach and commitment to transformation in education.


Fixing a broken system

Johnny Copelyn and HCI are major supporters of LEAP’s work, funding LEAP 2 and its engagement with partner schools Herzlia United and Litha Primary in Gugulethu.


Valuing education

The inequity in South Africa’s education system should be declared a national emergency because by allowing the situation to continue as it is, we perpetuate the abhorrent impact of apartheid and colonialism.


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