The Indaba Foundation invests in Early Childhood Development in the Winelands of South Africa
The Indaba Foundation (IF) improves young children’s capacity to develop and learn by providing world-class, internationally-recognized, and accredited Montessori teacher training, learning materials, and educational infrastructure.
Introducing skilled and resourced educators into these communities in the child’s earliest years of life will greatly improve their chances of a successful adulthood – enhancing family life, elevating societies, and building a better future for South Africa.
The Indaba Foundation has invested in South African education since 1996
Indaba scholarship established
Awarded to financially needy and academically deserving students to pursue wine-related studies in South Africa
1st recipient awarded
Mzokhona Mvemve becomes one of South Africa’s first black Africans to be a certified winemaker
Indaba Scholarship transforms into Indaba Foundation
The IF obtains status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit to address the needs of the region’s most vulnerable children by investing in Early Childhood Development
11th recipient awarded
11th and final recipient of Indaba scholarship graduates
Launch of the Indaba Institute (II)
Lynedoch Early Learning Centre upgrade
Upgrade interior and exterior of on-site Montessori school
Board of Directors and Officers
Founder and Director
Director of the Department of Science and Technology & National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand
Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Member of the Royal Society of Canada.
Joint professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard’s Center for Brain Science
Angeline Stoll Lillard
Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia; Elected Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science
Philip H. Fisher
Dr. Fisher is Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Psychology and is the director of the UO Center for Translational Neuroscience.
Staff: Indaba Foundation
Staff: Indaba Institute
DIRECTOR | PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR | OFFICE & TRAINING FACULTY MANAGER
STRATEGY, LEARNING & IMPACT LEAD
ACCREDITATION & SUPPLIER RELATIONS MANAGER
COURSE & STUDENT MANAGER
The Indaba Foundation appointed the Sustainability Institute (SI) as its local partner to house the globally and locally accredited Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) training center, the Indaba Institute. The SI, a nonprofit trust, founded in 1999 focuses on learning for sustainable African futures. The institute is based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has provided development facilitation to create a child-centred approach to building sustainable communities in Africa.
The mission of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), is to work with organizations like the Indaba Foundation to further the rights, education, and welfare of children worldwide. AMI is committed to transcending borders in order to serve children through innovative educational initiatives using Montessori principles and practices.