Today, Experian has announced their partnership with the Ubuntu Education Fund. A non-profit organization with a simple, all –encompassing, yet radical mission: to help raise South African township children by providing them with what all children deserve – everything.
Experian’s partnership comes out of a mission of our own: a commitment to investing in the infrastructure of the developing nations in which we operate.
There is no greater example of this than in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It’s an area that sees unemployment hover at 40%, with youth unemployment at 50%; a major contributor to a country that has over 7.4 million people unemployed.
The unemployment epidemic is strongly correlated to the access children have to quality education and essential school supplies which support their learning environment. This access in Port Elizabeth is still largely restricted because of the struggle to recuperate from apartheid rule.