In 2004 Kagiso Trust implemented its pilot of the Beyers Naude Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. In 2007 the program was extended to 10 schools in the Free State’s Thabo Mofutsanyana district in partnership with the Free State Department of Education.
By 2011 the programme grew from 10 schools to 166 in 2016. This was the year that the BNSDP programme was finally consolidated and we exited the Thabo Mofutsanyana district. However, the district still continues to perform well academically, and the main outcome of the programme is sustainability as true programme measurement outcome.
The fact that the district continues to perform well academically after our direct involvement has ceased, is testament to the sustainability of the District Whole School Development Programme (DWSDP) model.
In 2016 Kagiso Trust partnered with the Limpopo Department of Education to implement the DWSDP in the Sekhukhune District and we look forward to similar successes as those achieved with the Free State Department of Education.