Welcome to Uplands Outreach

Uplands Outreach works closely with our partner schools in the Insikazi School Circuit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Our vision is to boost performance and raise educational achievement for all children. For maximum impact, we work exclusively with one school circuit, at leader, educator and learner levels.

The Uplands Outreach team is passionate about its work and is committed to longstanding relationships with programme participants. This consultative, collaborative approach has resulted in a number of long-term success stories. We utilise evidence-based practices to guide our activities.

Our achievements include the holistic School Leadership programme, the SMILE conversational literacy programme, the JUMP Mathematics programme, the Digital Literacy programme, and the refurbishment and workflow support of the Insikazi School Circuit office. We also implement several "quick-win" projects with our partner schools, which provide both practical and psychological support to our programme participants.

Thank you to all our loyal friends and supporters who contribute to the ongoing success of Uplands Outreach.

Reach out – our community consists of more than just scenery, and extends beyond the beautiful Uplands campus. Talk to us about Uplands Outreach and how you can get involved.

– Nicolette (Nicky) de Bruyn
Director, Uplands Outreach

Our six core values


We focus on promising new approaches to closing the achievement gap in rural education in Mpumalanga

We regularly measure and monitor our performance and our impact.

We set high standards and promote best practices in education.

We achieve maximum value and impact for our donors, and our projects are designed to directly benefit learners.

We endeavour to secure predictable revenue sources for our programmes.

We are responsive to our communities and we are consultative in our practices.

Top ten lessons learned

Top ten lessons learned

Since our inception in 1994, Uplands Outreach has learned many useful lessons in effective interventions. We pause to reflect and share what we’ve learned.