WHO WE ARE

OVERVIEW

2OEF was founded with the explicit purpose of educating and empowering learners from impoverished backgrounds through the establishment of free and low-cost community schools. The work of 2OEF is based on the principle of providing quality education for all within a value-based environment.

This dream has very quickly become a reality, and grown so rapidly that there is no doubt the 2OEF is transforming the lives of young South Africans and the face of education in the country and continent.

The 2OEF established it’s first no fee paying independent school in 2010, called, The Leadership College. Since then the 2OEF has grown to 6 independent schools, providing quality education to over 1900 learners.

WHAT WE DO

DISTINCT AREAS OF ACTIVITY

TLC SCHOOLS

Free and Low Cost independent schooling for the previously disadvantaged.

COLLABORATION SCHOOLS

Working with the Western Cape Education Department to improve the quality of education in public schools.

TEACHER TRAINING

Developing the educators of tomorrow through our nationally accredited teacher training programme.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

OUR PEOPLE

PATRONS

Ebrahim Rasool
HIS EXCELLENCY EBRAHIM RASOOL

SA AMBASSADOR TO USA
FORMER PREMIER – WC Provincial
Government; Member of the NEC; Regional
Chairman – African National Congress, WC
FORMER ASSISTANT RECTOR – University of the Western Cape
FORMER NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR – World Conference on Religion and Peace, South African Chapter
AWARDED – Nelson Mandela Award

Cat Stevens
YUSUF ISLAM (CAT STEVENS)

CHAIRMAN – International Board of Educational Research and Resources – IBERR
AWARDED – 2003 World Social Award – humanitarian relief work
AWARDED – 2004 Man For Peace Award, presented by Mikhail Gorbachev
AWARDED – 2005 Honorary Doctorate – University of Gloucestershire for services to education and humanitarian relief
AWARDED – 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace in Naples, Italy

PROFESSOR JOHN VOLMINK
PROFESSOR JOHN VOLMINK

PHD – Mathematics Education at Cornell University, Ithaca NY
CEO – the National Edu Evaluation & Development Unit (NEEDU)
SERVED AS CAMPUS VICE PRINCIPAL – at the former University of Natal, Durban
SERVED AS PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR – University of KwaZulu-Natal.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN JANSEN
PROFESSOR JONATHAN JANSEN

VICE-CHANCELLOR AND RECTOR – University of the Free State
HONORARY PROFESSOR – of Education at Wits University
HONORARY DOCTORATE – in Education – Cleveland State University, USA
FELLOW – Academy of Science of the Developing World (TWAS)
VISITING FELLOW – at the National Research Foundation (NRF)

DIRECTORS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DR ALI ADAM – CHAIRPERSON

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR – Islamia College Cape Town, Hyde Park College; The Leadership Colleges – Manenberg, Delft, Observatory, Osizweni, Kwanothemba, 2 Oceans Graduate Institute (Teacher Training)
FOUNDER/TRUSTEE – IBERR (International Board of Educational Research and Resources);
TRUSTEE/CHAIRMAN – Masjid Al Furqaan; An Nur & Fajrul Islam Education Trust
BA THEOLOGY, B. ED – Unisa
PHD – University of Gloucestershire, UK

Mrs Ashra Norton
MRS ASHRA NORTON – TRUSTEE

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR – The Leadership Colleges – Hyde Park College, Delft, Observatory, Osizweni, Kwanothemba, 2 Oceans Graduate Institute (Teacher Training)
AWARDED – Western Cape Lead SA Hero of the Month – January 2013 as well as 2013 Lead SA Hero of the Year
SERVED AS SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR – Western Cape Education Department – Wesley Teachers Training College, Cape Town College of Education, Islamia College
FORMER TREASURER – FMC Athlone, City of Cape Town
TREASURER – Mitchells Plain High School

Dr Ali Adam
MR NIZAM KALLA – TRUSTEE

BOARD MEMBER – Amka Products; Sam Motsuenyane Rural Development Foundation; Al Ghazali School; Jameyyatul Qurra; Congress of Business and Economics