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Knysna Education Trust

When you invest in a child’s early education, you are making a difference to their future. At KET, our team is driven to assist all children from birth to 6 years old to achieve critical early development milestones. We are committed to the growth of our programme reach, whilst always ensuring that the joys of youth are developed in every life we touch. The donations we receive from around the world to maintain, expand, and give life to our worthy programmes and projects.


Teacher Training

Improving the quality of learning during the pivotal early years of childhood comes down to one thing: teachers. We provide skills development, accredited training, and on-site support to develop competent and passionate educators.

Two children sitting in a classroom playing FONIX, KET’s literacy programme in South Africa

Literacy and Numeracy

These children could be anything – with the right beginning. KET’s carefully devised, fun, and multi-sensory programmes develop an invaluable foundation for lifelong understanding of key literacy and mathematical concepts.


Health, Safety and Nutrition

Our programmes address the daily realities in our local communities. KET currently supports feeding schemes in 9 of the most vulnerable ECD sites and conducts training programmes to improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of the young child.

A woman and young child. KET works with parents and caregivers to ensure health and safety of children in their care

Parent and Caregiver Training

It all begins at home. KET’s caregiver and parent training sessions equip parents and caregivers to confidently support their child’s development in the home.

Registration for ECD Facilities

A dedicated ECD registration team supports ECD facilities to achieve formal registration. Support services include mentorship, capacity development, ECD programme implementation, administrative support, and funding for sustainable infrastructure developments.


No Child Left Behind

Our programmes provide universal access to ECD services for all children. The Blocks for Growth programme assists children who are behind in their developmental milestones to get back on track, and the ACE programme provides fee support.  

Be inspired. Watch this video of the Knysna Education Trust in action. 

Help us to provide hope and dignity through education. By donating to the ACE programme, you will cover a child’s fees for one year, ensuring that the child will be safe, receive meals and, above all, experience a quality preschool education. 


Any donation - big or small - makes an impact on our projects and the lives of the people within them. Our online donation system makes donating quick and easy - allowing you to donate from anywhere in the world at any time. With a range of different donation options available, making a difference is easy with KET.

Please Note:
Your donation is in South African Rands (ZAR)

Nutrition for Health

And Wellbeing

For just R10 you can feed a child for a day.

Literacy And Numeracy

South Africa’s school reading literacy is in crisis.

General Donation

Make a difference that will last a lifetime.


NUMBA maths kits distributed


FONIX literacy kits distributed


Children accessing preschool


ECD facilities on the registration path

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