Vision and Mission

To see youth making informed decisions by increasing access to free education in afterschool tutoring programs.

What We Do

At Outliers, we mentor facilitators of afterschool tutoring programs to help them create safe spaces for learning.
We support them by mobilising relevant resources and training tutors to provide free education.
We increase access to mentors and opportunities for career development by building support networks.


Our partners are passionate people who run afterschool tutoring programs in disadvantaged communities.

Abasizi Educare

Abasizi run in Marikana, Philippi supporting 35 Gr1-7 students on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Al Noor

Al Noor run an orphanage in Woodstock that provides afterschool support for their students in the afternoon.

Active Hearts

Acitve Hearts involve and train children, from differing, disadvantaged areas across Cape Town, in various sports and activities not normally available to them.

African Legend

African Legend run an after-school program in Delft and Saturday classes in Dunoon, together supporting over 77 students.

Beautiful Gate

Beautiful Gate run 4 after-school programs in Philippi, supporting more than 300 students.

Bonga Cycling Academy

In partnership with The Answer Series, Bonga Cycling Academy is changing lives through sports and education.

Boost Africa

Boost Africa Foundation in Dunoon provide computer-based support for students in their learning centre. They also run an after-school program 2 days a week for 150 students.

Bottom Up

Bottom Up provide extra-curricular programs for struggling learners. They now run an after-school program supporting 29 students at Fairmount Secondary School.

The Box

The Box teaches discipline, teamwork and life skills through the transformative power of boxing in Caprocorn Park.

Bright Beginners

Bright Beginners support 40 students in Kensington.


With a focus on mentoring, Dikakapa runs an after-school program with 40 students from Fezeka High School in Gugulethu.


ECCC is a gospel community on mission running a learning support group for 10 students on a Thursday.


Our most recent start-up running out of Jou Ma Se Kombuis in Manenberg.

Homes to Grow

The St. Francis Trust runs two homes in Masipumelele, helping the children get into schools and assisting with after-school tutoring.

Incline Academy

Incline Academy offer internships for Mathematics support and work experience.

It's Amazing - ZT

It's Amazing have four sites in Heideveld supporting students in a vareity of ways, from early childhood development to high school research.

Learners with a Dream

Learners with a dream provides a safe space for students in Mfuleni.

Life After Matric

With roots in Pretoria, LAM is helping 20 students each Saturday at a new site at Forest High, Eerste River.


Empowering youth in Khayelitsha, MADTASC is currently working with 25 Grade 6 students.

New Apostolic Church

The New Apostolic Church runs an after-school program, Monday to Friday, for 300 students in their church in Delft.

Orphan Care Foundation

The Orphan Care Foundation is a start up in Westlake.

Rainbow House

Rainbow House provides career guidance workshops and computer skills training for 12 students.


Sakhubuntu runs an after-school program in Nyanga for up to 50 students.

School of Hope

School of Hope provides at-risk and vulnerable youth a second chance at education.

The Sozo Foundation

The Sozo Foundation's Educentre provides a safe space for 60 high school learners between the ages of 13 to 18 years.

Siluncedo ASP

Siluncedo run an after-school program in Imizamo Yethu, offering support to 40 students.


Sinelizwi run in Marikana, Philippi. They support 30 Gr R-7 students on Mondays and Fridays.

St Andrew's

St Andrew's are starting an afterschool programme in Steenberg.

St John's

St John's Church are starting up an after-school program in Wynberg.

St Peter’s

St Peter's operates in Mowbray on a Tuesday afternoon and supports 30 students.

Thokozani Brothers

This ECD centre, after-school program, and music group operates out of Town 2 in Khayelitsha. They recently started a second site and now support up to 50 students.

Walk with a Purpose

Walk with a purpose run two after-school programs in Langa and Khayelitsha.

Afterschool tutoring programmes

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10 Monkeys

Answer Series

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The Warehouse


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In 2009, Heidi Segal, with a doctorate in Medical Microbiology, was leading a research group at UCT. As a member of the postgraduate selection committee she was concerned by the lack of suitable black South African candidates applying to Health Sciences every year. Tackling transformation at a postgraduate level frustrated her, so she left academic research to focus on helping students in high school improve their grades so that they can access tertiary education. In founding Outliers, Heidi is able to use her social capital and network to increase access to quality education and better opportunities for many students.

Back in 2009, Laura Singh met up with Heidi Segal. With all the essentials in life she still was unsure of her career options, and therefore had a particular affection for high school students facing this daunting task. She started working with individual youth clubs and tutoring programs, but it soon became clear to both of them that their skills and resources could more effectively be used to improve the impact of others by supporting the work that they are already doing. Laura has completed her Honours in Psychology and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. In founding Outliers, Laura is able to focus on engagement with partners, particularly to inform training.

Outliers is committed to helping our partners fulfil their visions by supporting them as best we can. We firmly believe that each of our partners knows what works best in their context and our responses are guided by their expressed needs. Outliers relies heavily on engagement with civil society to meet the needs of our partners. If you are interested in supporting us, please contact us.