About Mellon Educate

Founded in 2002, 25,000 charity volunteers have built 25,000 houses, providing 125,000 Africans with new homes.
Our new mission is to provide better standards of education to 100,000 children in Africa.

Every year, Mellon Educate organises their now renowned “building blitz” trip to Africa for volunteers from all over the world to travel and lend a helping hand building better infrastructure in poor African communities.

In conjunction with the South African government, we’ve housed 125,000 local people in high grade permanent homes, replacing dilapidated shack living conditions. Since 2013, Mellon Educate has set about improving access to better standards of education in African townships.

To date, the charity has built 16 new schools and renovated many more, providing over 10,000 young children with a better chance at life. We are building towards educational programmes throughout Africa that will benefit over 100,000 primary school kids.

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People Housed


Schools Reached


Learner Lives Improved

Charity Targets

With support from the South African government, we have achieved our goal
to house over 100,000 local Africans living in townships.
The Mellon Educate Results Programme sets out a new set of targets.

12,500 out of 100,000 children in education
125,000 out of 200,000 volunteers
75% average pass rate for school pupils
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